Delicious Stir-Fried and Simmered Beef and Bamboo Shoot (Shigure-ni)

Delicious Stir-Fried and Simmered Beef and Bamboo Shoot (Shigure-ni)

I always stock this shigure-ni, a dish that's stir fried them simmered in a flavorful sauce, in the refrigerator. It's good for Osechi (New Year's feast), or as an everyday meal served over hot rice. It's also a great drinking appetizer. I sometimes halve the recipe.

Ingredients: For 4 to 5 servings

Sliced beef
about 400g
Bamboo shoots cooked in water (canned or vacuum packed)
1 bag
★ Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
★ Sake
3 tablespoons
★ Sugar
3 tablespoons
★ Mirin
1 tablespoon
Ginger paste in tube
about 3 cm
Dashi stock
100 ml
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
roasted light brown sesame seeds
about 3 tablespoons
To taste


1. Preparation: Cut the beef to 3 cm pieces. Slice the bamboo shoots to about 2 to 3 mm thickness. Mix all the ★ ingredients.
2. Heat a pan with sesame oil, cook the beef and bamboo shoots on high heat.
3. When the beef has browned a bit, pour in the dashi stock and keep cooking.
4. When the beef has completely browned, pour the ★ ingredients over it and keep cooking until the moisture in the pan is almost gone.
5. Sprinkle sesame seeds and mix. It's done Season with salt if needed.

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband once said, "I want to eat something like this" so I made it. It's become a family favorite!