If I were in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore or any other Southeast Asia countries, I would not make this at home. I would go to my favourite noodle stores or exploring new noodle stores which would be in every corner of the streets. But here, I have to make one myself.
It is not a very difficult recipe, but it takes time and a lot of attention. It is not worth to just make one for. It’s great for a large number of people as you have to put extra effort in this wonderful dish.
I don’t like to work with difficult recipe. As a full time mom with professional business and a lot of works, I prefer to keep things simple and easy.
I use pressure cooker for cooking to speed up the process of this yummy soup. If you don’t have one, you have to simmer for at lease 3-4 hours or until the beef is very tender.
Beef Noodle soup
Ingredients: (4-6 serving)
500 gm beef- chopped to medium pieces
1 whole garlic- peeled and bruised
1 large onion- halved
3 stalks celery- roughly slice
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp Chinese five spices powder
6 cups water
Mix everything together and bring to boil. Simmer for 3-4 hours or until beef is very tender. Check for seasoning.
But if you have pressure cooker, cook for 20-30 minutes. Check the meat and seasoning.
Skim extra fat from the surface.
250 gm Rice noodle stick- uncooked (you can use egg noodle, or regular noodle)
Cook noodle as per the direction on the package and keep aside.
Sliced cabbage or beans sprout
Chopped celery leaves or spring onion
Roasted peanut- ground
Golden fried garlic
Assemble the bowl:
Add noodle in the bowl, follow by sliced cabbage, chopped celery leaves, ground peanut and fried garlic then pour in the yummy soup with tender beef. Enjoy!