There are many variations of beef and broccoli--it can be served with just about any type of sauce. This version is ready quickly and can be made in a skillet instead of a wok. Just be sure to prep all the elements in advance—once you start cooking, there's no time for chopping or slicing! It's kept simple with minimal ingredients and also utilizes ones you may already have in your pantry, like dried ramen noodles. You can swap the NY strip steak for rib eye or sirloin.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and season generously with salt. It should be as salty as the sea. Prepare an ice bath and season generously with salt. Add the broccoli florets to the boiling water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until bright green and tender, but still slightly crisp. Remove the broccoli and immediately plunge into the ice bath and set aside, but reserve the boiling water for the noodles later.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the canola oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Season the steak with salt. Add the steak in batches to the pan and cook, turning occasionally, until brown and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the steak from the pan and set aside. Repeat with remaining steak.
To the same pan, add the remaining 2 tablespoons canola oil. Add the scallion whites, garlic, ginger, onions and rice wine vinegar. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the oyster sauce, chicken stock and chili paste and stir to combine.
To the same pot of boiling water, add the noodles and cook according to package directions. Using tongs, remove the noodles and add directly into the saute pan with veggies. Add the broccoli florets and steak and toss to combine, ensuring the noodles, steak and broccoli are fully coated in the sauce. Mix in the broccoli stems. Plate and garnish with reserved scallion greens.