6 tb soy sauce 2 tb brown sugar 6 sl fresh ginger root 2 tb plum sauce (optional) 1/2 c cold water 3 tb dry sherry 10 oz lean boneless beef shin or -chuck
Combine soy sauce, sugar, ginger, plum sauce, water and sherry in a mixing bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Put beef in heavy Dutch oven or heavy pot with tight cover. Pour sauce over beef and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat, cover tightly and simmer gently for about 2 hours. Turn meat after the first hour, recovering tightly after turning. To serve, slice meat very thin and arrange over cooked Chinese noodles and pour sauce over all. Serves 2.