Thursday, February 21, 2013


Sukyaki! (Sue-key-ah-key-exclamationpoint)

Or as my brother used to say - "Sukyucky." I was always the better child.

When I was young, my favorite chef was Mom and my favorite meal was Sukyaki. Not much has changed, except that unfortunately, I'm the chef in my household, so I must make the Sukyaki. Tonight while making said Sukyaki, I made an exciting change! I switched out icky green peppers for broccoli! I asked Eric if I should now call it Beef and Broccoli. He said, "No. Sukyaki is too much fun to say." I agree.

So, with my mother's permission, here's how it's done...


  • 1 lb Top Sirloin - cut into strips OR if you're too lazy(guilty!) to cut it into strips, buy some beef stir-fry instead.
  • 1/2 small onion - cut into strips
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (or less if you must)
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 head of broccoli crowns (or kick it old school and use a small green pepper cut into strips)

   1. Brown meat in oil over medium heat. 

Mmmmm....bubbly oil.

    2. Add onion slices and broccoli crowns. Stir around and cook until tender (about 4-5 minutes).

     3. Add sugar, soy sauce, and dissolved cubes/water mixture. Stir, cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for about 15 minutes. 

     4. Serve over rice (I used brown) and enjoy! 

Now, you be the judge. Is it Sukyaki or Sukyucky? :)