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Sapi Lada Hitam – Beef with Black Pepper Sauce Recipe

Sapi Lada Hitam – Beef with Black Pepper Sauce

Almost all Chinese restaurants in Indonesia serve sapi lada hitam, basically stir-fried beef with onion, bell pepper, and scallions in black pepper sauce. This is a delicious and very popular dish and is one of my favorite dishes from a good Chinese restaurant.

Luckily for me, this yummy beef stir-fry is actually a super easy dish to prepare at home. And if you follow my recipe, you will be able to create this restaurant quality dish in your own kitchen too.

Ingredients to prepare sapi lada hitam (beef with black pepper sauce): beef, onion, red and green chilies, ginger, garlic, scallions,  Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, kecap manis, tapioca starch, salt, sugar, and black pepper.

Ingredients to prepare sapi lada hitam (beef with black pepper sauce): beef, onion, red and green chilies, ginger, garlic, scallions, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, kecap manis, tapioca starch, salt, sugar, and black pepper.

What do I need to cook sapi lada hitam at home?

First, you will need some thinly sliced beef. Some beef cuts that are a good choice for stir-frying include flank, skirt, tri-tip loin, and sirloin.

Be sure to slice the beef against the grain. And since we want to go for thin slices, it may help if you partially freeze the beef first before slicing.

First, the beef slices will need to be marinated for 2 hours, and up to overnight. The marinade is a mixture of soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, sesame oil, and ground black pepper.

Next, we need some simple aromatics. For this dish, we will use garlic and ginger.

And for the vegetables, we’ll be using onion, red and green chilies (or bell peppers for milder dish), and scallions.

For the black pepper sauce (saus lada hitam), we will need oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce (Indonesian kecap manis), sugar, and salt.

And finally, to thicken the sauce, we will need either a tapioca starch slurry, which is basically tapioca starch mixed with water. If you don’t have tapioca starch in your pantry, you can also use cornstarch.

(1) Fry onion, garlic, and ginger. (2) Add marinated beef and cook until no longer pink. (3) Add red and green chilies/bell peppers and seasonings, and finally thicken with tapioca starch slurry.

(1) Fry onion, garlic, and ginger. (2) Add marinated beef and cook until no longer pink. (3) Add red and green chilies/bell peppers and seasonings, and finally thicken with tapioca starch slurry.

How do I cook beef in black pepper sauce?

1. Marinade beef.

Mix thinly sliced beef with soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, sesame oil, and ground black pepper. Set aside to marinate in the fridge for 2 hours, and up to one night. Once you are ready to cook, return the marinated beef to room temperature.

2. Fry aromatics.

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add onion, and cook until slightly translucent.

3. Fry beef.

Add marinated beef into the pan, along with all the marinating sauce, and stir to mix. Cook until the beef is no longer pink.

4. Black pepper sauce.

Add red bell pepper, oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce (kecap manis), sugar, and salt. Mix well, and cook for another 2 minutes. Adjust salt and sugar as needed.

5. Thicken the sauce.

Add cornstarch slurry (cornstarch + water) into the wok. Stir until the sauce is thick, then cook for another minute.

6. Garnish and serve.

Add scallions and stir, then transfer the finished dish to a serving platter. Serve with steamed white rice.

Sapi Lada Hitam - Beef with Black Pepper Sauce

Sapi Lada Hitam – Beef with Black Pepper Sauce

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Tahu Lada Hitam – Tofu in Black Pepper Sauce Recipe

Tahu lada hitam – tofu in black pepper sauce.

Tofu in black pepper sauce is one of my family’s favorite Chinese restaurant dishes. We used to order a black pepper sauce dish all the time, but now I can prepare this myself with this recipe.

Since my family loves this dish, I make it pretty often. I usually have most of the sauces and seasonings for this dish in my pantry, so I can quickly prepare this dish even with a limited amount of fresh ingredients at home.

Like most dishes in a Chinese restaurant, you can always modify this recipe to work with meat or seafood. Beef in black pepper sauce is another favorite, and you can also try it with chicken, pork, or fish.

Ingredients for tofu in black pepper sauce: tofu, garlic, onion, red chilies, scallions, kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), oyster sauce, cornstarch, coconut palm sugar, salt, and black pepper.

Ingredients for tofu in black pepper sauce: tofu, garlic, onion, red chilies, scallions, kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), oyster sauce, cornstarch, coconut palm sugar, salt, and black pepper.

Ingredients for tofu in black pepper sauce

1. Pan-fried tofu

If you can find fried tofu cubes in your grocery store, feel free to use that and skip making pan-fried tofu from scratch. Please dowse store-bought fried tofu cubes in plenty of hot water to remove excess oil before using.

To make pan-fried tofu cubes from scratch, we will need firm/extra-firm tofu, water, garlic, and salt.

2. Black pepper sauce

To prepare the black pepper sauce, we will need garlic, onion, red chilies, oyster sauce, kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), chicken stock/water, coconut palm sugar, salt, and cornstarch.

(1) Sauté onion, garlic, and red chilies. (2) Add kecap manis, oyster sauce, coconut palm sugar, salt, and black pepper. (3) Add chicken stock, then thicken the sauce with cornstarch slurry. (4) Add fried tofu pieces and stir to coat.

(1) Sauté onion, garlic, and red chilies. (2) Add kecap manis, oyster sauce, coconut palm sugar, salt, and black pepper. (3) Add chicken stock, then thicken the sauce with cornstarch slurry. (4) Add fried tofu pieces and stir to coat.

Step-by-step to cook tofu in black pepper sauce

1. Marinate tofu

Mix water, garlic, and salt in a mixing bowl. Marinate tofu cubes in this solution for 20 minutes.

2. Fry tofu

Heat 3 tablespoon oil in a non-stick frying pan on medium heat, fry tofu cubes until all sides are golden brown. If you prefer to deep fry the tofu, you can do so as well. Set aside.

3. Prepare black pepper sauce

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a wok over medium-high high. Sauté garlic, onion, and red chilies until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Season with oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, sugar, black pepper, and salt. Mix well.

Pour chicken stock and cook until boiling, then add the cornstarch slurry and cook for 1 minute, or until the sauce is thick.

Add fried tofu cubes and toss gently to coat. Turn off the heat, garnish with scallions, and serve immediately with steamed white rice.

Tahu lada hitam - tofu in black pepper sauce.

Tahu lada hitam – tofu in black pepper sauce.

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