Stir-Fried Chinese Delicacy, Mongolian Lamb Recipe

Mongolian Lamb

Looking for a fantastic Chinese recipe to make this weekend? Here’s what we have got for you — the Mongolian Lamb recipe. But, hey! Are you confused about me calling it a Chinese recipe? Well, it’s not from Mongolia, and about its origins, it’s not clear yet! It is believed to be possibly a Chinese or Taiwanese dish.

The tender pieces of meat coated in the sweet & spicy sauce & stir-fried with your favourite vegetables, what else can be more amazing than this? Don’t worry; it’s not a big deal to make this recipe, as Mongolian lamb is quite easy and doesn’t take much of your time!

How To Make Mongolian Lamb?

Mongolian Lamb

Mongolian Lamb Recipe

Simantini Singh Deo
Mongolian lamb is the easiest Chinese recipe that you can make at your home now! It's delicious & full of flavours. Gather all the ingredients & savour the flavours!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marination 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Taiwanese
Servings 4 people


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Wok/Large Cast Iron Skillet


  • 2 Pound Lamb Cut in Strips
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 1 Cup Of Green Onions Chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 2 tsp Of Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 0.5 Cup Of Cornstarch
  • 0.5 Cups of Cooking Oil
  • Sesame Seeds For Garnish

For Marination

  • 4 tbsp Of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Of Shaoxing Wine
  • 1 tsp Of Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Of Baking Soda

For Sauce

  • 6 tbsp Of Oyster Sauce
  • 6 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 4 tsp Of Shaoxing Wine
  • 4 tsp Of Dark Soy Sauce
  • 4 tsp Of Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Of Sambal
  • 1 tsp Of Chinese Five Spice
  • 0.25 tsp Of White Pepper


  • In a mixing bowl, add all the marinade ingredients and combine well.
  • Next, add the lamb and mix everything. Keep it aside. Marinate the lamb for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • Take a wok and add the cooking oil. Heat it over medium to high heat.
  • Now add cornstarch and gently mix everything. Make sure that the lamb is well-coated.
  • Once the oil is heated, add the first batch of marinated lamb and cook it from both sides until it develops a nice golden brown colour. Once cooked, keep it on a plate and set aside. Repeat the same with the next batch.
  • Take another mixing bowl and add all the sauce ingredients mentioned above. Give it a nice stir.
  • Next, pour in the remaining cooking oil and heat it over low to medium heat.
  • Now add the onions, green onions, ginger & garlic and stir fry for about 3 to 5 minutes. Cook them until they begin to soften and turn slightly brown in colour.
  • Add the cooked lamb into the wok and give a quick toss to make sure everything is mixed properly.
  • It’s time to add the sauce and toss again, to make sure everything is well coated in the sauce.
  • Garnish it with green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Turn off the heat, and your delicious Mongolian lamb is ready to be served with steamed white rice!


  • When it comes to the lamb, making use of tender cuts such as loin or back straps will give you the best results. 
  • Make sure to marinade the lamb pieces for 1 hour at least to see the promising results. Also, if a tougher cut of lamb is being used, then marinade it for 4 to 5 hours. 
  • Do the preparations of all the ingredients required to make this recipe beforehand, because the stir fry process is quite quick. 
  • If you prefer your Mongolian lamb to be of more heat, then add more sambal to the dish and vice versa.
  • You can always replace lamb here with other alternatives like chicken, pork or beef. 
  • Ensure to use cooking oil of high smoke point in order to prevent the oil from burning and smoking greatly. I would suggest that you use canola oil, grapeseed oil or avocado oil. 
  • If you prefer, you can even add some sliced carrots, bell peppers, shiitake mushrooms, onion, snap peas or any vegetable of your choice. 
  • To make such stir-fried recipes, I prefer using a wok, but a large cast iron skillet is also a good choice. 
Keyword Mongolian Lamb

Shelf Life

To store the Mongolian lamb, add it into an airtight container and refrigerate. It will stay good for up to 2 to 3 days. When you are ready to eat, just reheat in your microwave and enjoy.

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Are you excited to make this recipe? So was I! It’s a quick & nutritious meal that can be enjoyed any day. Yes, the part requires its own time to give you the most delectable experience ever. However, don’t forget to share your thoughts on this recipe. I am eagerly waiting to read your comments below about your experience with this special stir fry recipe.


What Exactly Is The Mongolian Lamb?

Mongolian lamb is a popular Chinese & Taiwanese stir-fried dish that is made of lamb, shaoxing wine, sambal, onions, soy sauce, oyster sauce and many other ingredients. Generally, it is served with steamed white rice.

What Does Mongolian Lamb Taste Like?

Mongolian lamb is a combination of a lot of flavours. It’s spicy, sweet, and tender. It has the warmth of all the spices which gives it an amazing balance of all the flavours.

What Is The Best Lamb To Make Mongolian Lamb Recipe?

I prefer using lamb fillet, which is an extremely tender piece of meat and lamb rump that comes from the back part of the lamb, all tender and filled with flavour.

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