I love beef noodle soup, especially when you just came home from cold and wet weather. This is a comfort dish to warm up everyone from their body to their heart. This dish is easy to make however it takes some time to cook but the result will pay out everytime you take a bite.
You will realize how wonderful life is when you have the first sip of the soup and taste the juicy beef in your mouth, finally you will have a bite of the sweetest carrot and the home made noodle. You will feel a bit lost when you had your last bite and wish you had more.
I made my own noodle at home because nothing can beat the homemade noodle’s taste and that amazing texture.
Credit: These photos were taken by Chris at Chris Radley Photography
Beef Noodle Soup
Ingredients for Stewed Beef
- 800 g beef flank cut into 3cm dice. Try to keep any fatty bits for better flavour and texture
- 4 medium carrots cut into 3cm dice
- 3 spring onions
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 thin slices ginger
- 1 chili depends on personal flavour
- 2 cups brown or beef stock I used chicken bone toasted with vegetable to make brown stock
Seasonings for Stewed Beef
- 3 star anises
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 2 slices liquourice optional
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 6 tbsp rice wine
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp chili bean sauce
Ingredients for Noodles
- 300 g bread flour
- 1 medium egg
- 200 ml water
- 1/2 tsp salt
Procedures for stewed beef
Blanch beef by boiled water and wash it under cold water then leave it on aside. Heat up a wok with 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and sauté spring onions, ginger, garlic, star anise and cinnamon. Add beef and Chilli bean sauce to stir-fry for a couple minutes.
Place procedures 1 into a stock pot and add all the seasonings into the pot then add water to cover the beef. Use full gas power to boil the beef first then turn to lowest gas power to simmer it at least 1 hour.
Add carrot into the pot and cook it until the beef and carrot turn soft and tender.
Place cooked noodle into a bowl with some vegetable you like and put couple table spoon of stewed beef with sauce on top and cover everything by stock then it’s ready to serve. **
Procedures for Noodles
Mix everything together and rub it for 10~15 minutes, cover by cling film or wet kitchen napkin and leave it on aside for 20 minutes.
Use rolling pin to roll the dough and make it thin and flat.
Fold the dough from procedures 2 and cut it into strip.
Use hands to separate the noodle and boil water to cook it.
** You can also use a little bit of chopped spring onion to garnish it. Spring onion has special fragrance can make the beef noodle taste even better.