Beef noodle soup

How to Make Beef Noodle Soup

Easy Home Cooking Beef Noodle Soup

In the realm of culinary comfort, few dishes can match the soul-soothing embrace of a steaming bowl of Chinese-style beef noodle soup. As we embark on this flavorful journey, let’s explore the fusion of taste, tradition, and innovation that has made this dish an icon of Chinese gastronomy.

Chinese Style: Beef Noodle Soup

Recipe by Cinnamon GrayCourse: BeefDifficulty: Easy


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Beef Noodle Soup


  • 1 lb or 160z Beef

  • 2 x green onion or spring onion

  • Fresh Ginger

  • 2 tbsp Cooking Wine

  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce

  • Cooking Oil, Vegetable, or of your choice

  • 1 tbsp Dark Soy

  • 1 tbsp Light Soy

  • 6 x Lump Sugar Cubes

  • 1 tsp Granulated Chicken Flavour Seasoning

  • Soybean Paste

  • bay leaf’s

  • 1 x tsp 13 spice Powder

  • Star Anise

  • Whole Pepper Corn

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 1 pint of water


  • Chop Beef into 1-inch cubes, chop ginger and 1 x green onion
  • add to wok cover beef with water bring to boil
  • once boiled strain and Separate the beef
  • add cooking oil and 1 x tsp of 13 spice powder to the pressure cooker
  • add the beef + 1 x green onion + some fresh ginger
  • Keep the beef moving and add 1 x tbsp dark soy + 1 x tbs light soy + 1 x tbsp oyster sauce
  • add Soybean Paste + 6 x cubes of lump sugar + Bay leaf’s
  • Add 6 x star anise + pinch of salt and whole peppercorn to taste
  • cover beef cubes with water and cook for 25 minutes at 30 Celsius
  • remove the lid and add chicken flavour seasoning and cook for a further 5 minutes
  • cook some noodles combine them with soup, and let rest for 2 or 3 minutes
  • dish up and serve, garnish with spring onion and/hard boiled egg is optional

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  • The calorie content of a serving of Chinese-style braised beef noodle soup can vary based on factors such as portion size, specific ingredients used, and cooking methods. However, I can provide you with a general estimate of the calorie range for a typical serving of this dish. To get a more accurate idea of the calorie content for your specific recipe, I recommend using a nutrition calculator or app that allows you to input the exact quantities of each ingredient you use.
  • alternatively, if you do not have access to a pressure cooker Simmer, in a wok with a lid for 1 and a half – 2 hours until the beef is soft.

As we embark on this flavorful journey, let’s explore the fusion of taste, tradition, and innovation that has made this dish an icon of Chinese gastronomy.

Unveiling the Essence: Chinese Beef Noodle Soup

At the crossroads of culinary finesse lies the captivating essence of Chinese beef noodle soup. A symphony of flavors and textures intertwines in this bowl, inviting you to indulge in the artistry of its creation. Beyond being a mere dish, it’s a tangible representation of a culinary heritage that skillfully marries tradition with a modern flair.

Homemade Noodle Perfection

The heart of any noodle soup is, undeniably, the noodles themselves. Crafted with meticulous care, these strands of chewy delight carry the essence of the broth to your palate. The alchemy of noodle-making transforms flour and water into a harmonious balance of chewiness, acting as the canvas upon which the flavors of the dish are painted.

The Broth’s Secret Dance

The soul of Chinese beef noodle soup resides in its broth—an elixir nurtured through patient simmering. This slow-cooked magic fuses the umami whispers of soy sauce, the comforting embrace of star anise, and the subtle warmth of cinnamon. Yet, it’s the orchestrated interplay of aromatics that lays the foundation for its complexity, offering a truly sensorial experience.

The Crown Jewel: Tender Beef

Nestled within the depths of this broth masterpiece is the crown jewel: tender, succulent beef. The selection of the right cut is an art form in itself, with marbling taking center stage. Through a ritualistic slow-cooking process, the beef undergoes a transformation, transcending toughness to become a melt-in-your-mouth revelation.

Elevating the Experience: Textural Tantalization

As you journey through each spoonful, the symphony of textures is orchestrated to tantalize your senses. The crunch of vibrant greens contrasts with the supple noodles, while pickled elements add a tangy interlude. It’s a composition that keeps your palate engaged in a delightful dance of flavors and sensations.

From Scallion Spirals to Chili Heat

Every masterpiece deserves an exquisite finishing touch, and the same holds true for this noodle soup. The vibrant spirals of scallions not only infuse a burst of color but also offer a fresh, mild bite. For those seeking an extra dimension, the gentle kiss of red chili flakes introduces controlled heat, elevating the dish without overpowering its subtleties.

A Ritual of Pleasure

As the bowl is presented before you, take a moment to appreciate the artistry. The arrangement of ingredients, the steam rising, and the play of colors harmonize to create a feast for the eyes. And as you take that first sip, remember that this dish is meant to be savored. Let each layer of flavor unfold on your palate, an invitation to immerse yourself in a culinary journey that transcends time and place.

In conclusion, the Chinese-style home-cooked beef noodle soup is a celebration of tradition, innovation, and craftsmanship. With every spoonful, you’re not just tasting a dish but partaking in a cultural experience that speaks to the heart of Chinese culinary mastery. So, the next time you find yourself seeking comfort and flavor in a single bowl, let this iconic soup be your guide—a testament to the power of a well-crafted dish.

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