Friday, April 1, 2016

Wendell's Beef Tomato

Wendell made this ono beef tomato by following the recipe in Hawaii's Best Local Dishes by Jean Watanabe Hee.


1 pound beef, thinly sliced
1 onion, wedged
2 stalks celery, cut diagonally in thick slices
2 green peppers, wedged
1 to 2 tomatoes, wedged
2 stalks green onion, cut in 1 1/2 inch lengths
pinch of salt
Oil for frying


1-inch piece fresh ginger, crushed
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbs shoyu
1 tbs sherry
pinch of pepper
1 tbs cornstarch
1 tbs oil


1 tbs cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp shoyu
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs catsup

Soak beef slices in marinade for 15 to 20 minutes. Heat 2 tsp oil in pan and stir-fry round onion, celery and bell pepper for 2 minutes. Season with salt to your taste. Add tomatoes. Remove from pan.

Heat 2 tsp oil in the same pan and saute beef until medium rare. Remove garlic and ginger. Add the stir-fried vegetables, green onion and gravy. Bring to quick boil; turn heat off. 


Honolulu Aunty said...

I LOVE Beef Tomato! The last time I had good kind was in Pearl City - at Kapiolani Coffee Shop. The worst one that I ever had (and I ordered it twice!) was from Sekiya's. They serve it in a nice big bowl but the taste is quite horrible - I think they use the shrimpy saimin soup base which creates chaos, imo.
I like try Wendell's!

Anonymous said...

j: one of my fave dishes...what kinda beef did you use? mahalo! -N

Mark Shelby said...

Awesome! Yummers again! Next time try some orange bell peppers. They have a much sweeter taste than the green. I love the Red bell peppers too. I use them all the time when I make my home made tacos. Or whatever meat dish I am making.

I also love Red Onions instead of the regular yellow onions. The Red have a sweeter taste than the yellow, and a good kick at the end. It's like a spark in your mouth!And they don't even burn your eyes!

K and S said...


jalna said...

Aunty, I do love Sekiya's saimin shiru, but yah, it would be bad in a Beef Tomato. Funny how you ordered it twice. I've done that myself . . . forget and order something junk again.

N, Wendell doesn't remember what type of beef he bought. He actually made it awhile back.

Mark, I hope I remember your tip on Red Onions next time I cook myself. I hate crying while chopping. LOL!

It was, Kat!!

Mark Shelby said...

I'm serious Jalna.....the Red Onions will never burn your eyes. And they are so sweet with a good kick at the end. You will love them! And you will never go back to Yellow Onions! Seriously! I have not bought one damn yellow onion in over 20 years! ; ) They Totally Suck!

I hate those things! .....hehe!

And the experts say, the more color in your vegetables, the more healthy for you!

Buy Red Onions Tomorrow and get started! ; )

And show me a new Red Onion Masterpiece! ..... ; )

Leslie's pics said...

ho man, missing my local food about now....but i ain't complaining!!

Kay said...

This looks really yummy!

jalna said...

Hahahaha, okay, Mark.

Yah, Les, no can complain with all the ono foods you've been having lately.

It was good Kay!