Taiwan Beef Noodle Soup

This Taiwanese beef noodle soup (Niu Rou mian) is one of Taiwan’s most beloved comfort food.

Tender beef, springy noodles, leafy greens accompanied with a rich, flavourful beef broth, this classic Taiwanese street food is not to miss out on.

With a bite of this beef noodle soup recipe, you’ll be transported back to the streets of Taiwan!

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Ingredients

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2 beef shank
5 slices of ginger
2 ginger
3 scallions
1 bunch garlic
1 white onion
4 shallots
1/2 apple
1 tomato
2tbsp soy bean paste
2tbsp light soy sauce
2tbsp dark soy sauce
100ml rice wine
1piece rock sugar
1tbsp sesame oil
Bok choy
White wheat noodles
Cilantro
Spices
1 cinnamon stick
1tsp fennel seeds
1tsp sichuan peppercorn
1 star anise
5 cloves

Directions

1.

Blanch beef shank with ginger and water, bring to a boil

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2.

Scoop up scum and set beef aside, keep water

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3.

Thinly slice white part of scallions for dressing

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4.

Chop scallions into 3, thinly slice ginger, slice onions, chop garlic into half and chop open shallots

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5.

Cut apples and tomatoes into quarters

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6.

Put oil to cover base of stockpot, low heat

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7.

Add in ginger, onions, shallots, scallions and garlic

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8.

Add in soy bean paste

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9.

Saute and add in 100ml rice wine

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10.

Cook off the alcohol

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11.

Add soy sauce and rock sugar

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12.

Add in beef shanks, coat the beef and saute abit

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13.

Add in blanching water

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14.

Add in tomatoes and apples

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Add in spices

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16.

Let stock simmer for 1-1.5 hours *Add more soy sauce according to preference

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17.

*Remove beef shanks once they are almost fully cooked

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18.

Strain beef stock

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19.

Blanch bok choy and saute with sesame oil

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20.

Cook white wheat noodles for 2 mins / till cooked

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21.

Add 1 tsp light soy sauce,1 tsp sesame oil and some white pepper in serving bowl

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22.

Add in cooked noodles, pour in soup and add sliced beef

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23.

Top off with chopped scallions, cilantro and bok choy

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