Happy Family
May 22nd, 2012 16 Comments

Happy Family

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Happy Family Recipe


3 tablespoons oil
1 cup cut onion, green and red bell peppers
2 cups mixed vegetables
(broccoli florets, sliced carrot and trimmed sugar snap peas/snow peas)
1 1/2 cups canned vegetables
(straw mushroom, bamboo shoot sliced, young baby corn and water chestnut sliced)
1 cup meat, sliced
(pork/BBQ pork, chicken breast, and beef)
1/2 cup mixed seafood
(peeled and cleaned shrimp, lobster meat/crab meat and sea scallops)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced


1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon dry sherry wine, or any Chinese cooking wine
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Brown Sauce:

1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3 dash of ground white pepper
2 tablespoon dry sherry wine, or any Chinese cooking wine
1/2-3/4 cup chicken broth mixed with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
Salt and sugar to taste


Marinade meat and seafood with a little salt, pepper, sugar and a dash of cooking wine. Set aside. In a bowl, mix all the seasoning ingredients for the Brown Sauce and set aside.

In a wok, heat 2 tablespoon oil to smoky hot, stir-fry onions and peppers until lightly charred, add in minced garlic, briskly stir-fry until fragrant, toss in the broccoli florets, carrots, and continue stir-frying for about 2 minutes, dash a little salt and pepper, mix well and dish up. Set aside.

Lightly clean up wok with damp paper towel. Heat up wok with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, stir-fry shrimp, lobster/crab meat for 1 minute, toss in sliced beef and pork/BBQ pork and continue to stir-fry for another 1 minute, or until lightly browned.

Toss in the mixed canned vegetables, stir well, add in the Brown Sauce seasoning, pour in the chicken broth and continue to stir-fry until vegetables are tender enough to your liking, meat and seafood is thoroughly cooked. Adjust salt, sugar, or other flavorings as per taste. Dish up and serve with hot steamed rice.

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16 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Andrew says:

    Omg, reminds me of the college days in the midwest and Chinese buffets on the weekends…so happy back then to eat Chinese food, all your can eat.

  2. Scott Gillies via Facebook says:

    I think someone needs to come up with a dish called “Modern Family”.

  3. I like the brown sauce recipe in this.

  4. Karen Lynch says:

    Moo goo gai pan is a favorite of mine.

  5. Charlotte Stout says:

    Please, please give us more Chinese American dishes. Love this site & your recipes are always so easy to make. Thanks!

    • Rasa Malaysia says:

      Thank you for your support, Charlotte. Will definitely keep those Chinese American dishes coming. What would be your favorite dish?

  6. jyanzi says:

    Sound like my college days in Houston.

  7. Shirley Thien says:

    I loved most is Chop Suey with Chicken Fillet. And yes, I do missed the Chinese Buffet back in the States.

  8. MariaV says:

    Do you use this brown sauce in other dishes? This sounds good, but my husband doesn’t eat seafood and certain vegetables.

  9. MariaV says:

    I forgot to mention that my favorite changes periodically. My current favorites are: chicken with broccoli, beef with broccoli, or shrimp with broccoli. Sometimes I mix the three.

    • Rasa Malaysia says:

      Maria, this sounds like a balanced Happy Family in my book. Omit seafood if you don’t take it and as for the simple brown sauce, its pretty versatile. Use if for any type of Chinese stir-fry dishes as you wish, or a simply Lo Mein for a matter a fact. Enjoy!

  10. Michael says:

    Did I miss where this recipe states the approximate number of servings?

  11. Stacey says:

    Shrimp with Lobster Sauce & mu shu chicken/pork!

  12. Glen says:

    Yummy my family loved it

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