We recently served this dish to clients using some really nice antibiotic-free beef sirloins from Wyoming. Sirloin is an affordable cut, roasts up nicely, and does not take long to cook. I recommend top sirloin, which is also sometimes sold as a coulotte steak.
Note: Traditional “five-spice” contains Szechuan peppercorns. They are unique in flavor, and can cause somewhat of a numbing effect when tasted or eaten. Due to our clients’ specific diets, we omit the Szechuan peppercorns and substitute them with black peppercorns. The Szechuan variety can usually be found at many of the Japanese markets in Denver if it is something you want to try! Continue reading