Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup Recipe [红烧牛肉麺]

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The broth tastes slightly sweet, but super delicious, with unique deep flavors which come from the use of those Asian spices. Beef is expensive meat in China. If you eat this in a restaurant, they won’t serve you this much meat. To me, it is so satisfying to enjoy a big bowl of beef noodle soup at home because I can just eat as much beef as I want.

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**For Blanching The Beef**
– 1kg of beef (brisket, shank, chuck roast)
– 2 tbsp of Shao Xing wine [Amazon link: https://geni.us/3hdHAM]
– 3 slices of ginger

**For The Braising Part**
– 1.5-2 tbsp of vegetable oil
– 1.5 tbsp of sugar
– 4 slices of ginger
– 4 cloves of crushed garlic
– some white part of spring onion
– 1/2 of medium size onion (cut into chunks)
– 1 stalk of cinnamon
– 2 pieces of bay leaves
– 3 pieces of hot chili (make sure you adjust the spicy level to your own preference. If you don’t eat spicy food, you can skip the chili)
– 2 pieces of star anise
– 2 pieces of dried orange peel. If you don’t have dried orange peel, you can use fresh ones.
– 1.5 tbsp of Sichuan Dou Ban Jiang [Amazon link: https://geni.us/SjEgqpI]
– 1 tbsp of tomato paste
– 2 tbsp of Shao Xing wine [Amazon Link: https://geni.us/3hdHAM]
– 1.5 tbsp of soy sauce [Amazon Link: https://geni.us/MGHf]
– 1 tsp of dark soy sauce [Amazon Link: https://geni.us/T4vy]
– 1/2 tbsp of salt

For the noodle
– 1 cups of noodles [homemade egg noodle video link: https://youtu.be/vPFoCNnaqIQ]
– 1/2 cup of unsalted beef stock or water
– A pinch of salt to adjust the flavor
– 1 cups of the braised beef soup we just made
– Few pieces of braised beef
– Some blanched baby bok choy


– cut the beef into 1-inch pieces. Brisket, shank, chuck roast will work great for this recipe.

– Add the beef to a pot of cold water along with a few slices of ginger and 2 tbsp of Shao Xing wine. Bring it to a boil. Discard the whole pot of water. Wash the beef with running water to acquire rid of the blood scum. Drain it completely.

– Heat the wok and add some oil. put your well-drain beef into the wok. Brown the beef. Push the beef to the side. Add 1.5 tbsp of sugar. Stir it until it turns into a caramel color. Stir the beef around so the sugar coats the meat and now we should add our aromatic and dried spices (4 slices of ginger, 4 cloves of crushed garlic, some white part of spring onion, 1/2 of medium size onion that I cut into chunks, 1 stalk of cinnamon, 2 pieces of bay leaves, 3 pieces of hot chili, 2 pieces of star anise, 2 pieces of dried orange peel, 1.5 tbsp of Sichuan dou ban jiang, 1 tbsp of tomato paste).

– Mix everything together then add in the rest of the seasoning: 1.5 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tsp of dark soy sauce, 2 tbsp of shao xing wine. Transfer everything into a clay pot (pressure cooker, slow cooker, regular pot). Then fill it up with water. Don’t forget to rinse the wok. There are a lot of flavors. We don’t want to waste that. The water should be enough to cover all the beef. I add about 1.2 liters of water. Cover it and bring this to a boil.

– Once it is nice and bubbling, taste and add salt to adjust the flavor. Turn the heat to low. Simmer it for 3-4 hours.


– The broth should look incredibly flavorful and the beef should be super tender. You can prepare the noodles.

– In a big noodle bowl, add in some unsalted beef stock. Add a pinch of salt in it. Then cook some noodles (Any type of noodles will go well with that delicious braised beef. Sometimes I use rice noodles, sometimes I use mong bean noodles. Today I am using my hand-made egg noodles. If you want to know how to make it, here is the video link: ). Pour the braised beef soup into the bowl as well. The amount depends on your preference. make sure you taste and adjust the flavor because there is a risk of over adding it. Top few pieces of beef on it. Add some blanched baby bok choy to balance the flavor. If you want to upgrade, you can add a perfectly cooked egg.

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