Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thai beef noodle soup

                This recipe was inspired by one of my readers wanting to know about Pho recipe.  Pho is a Vietnam rice noodle soup that is similar with Thai noodle soup, but in Thailand we have all kinds of noodle soup.  Ex. pork noodle soup, slowly cooked chicken noodle soup (not like American at all), beef noodle soup, boat noodle soup (we did not put a boat in the soup just the name of it) duck noodle soup, tom yum noodle soup, etc.  Just for the noodle soup in Thailand you can eat it in every meal for one week and it will not be the same style at all.  Because a lot of Thai people love noodle more than rice (my sister is one of them) that’s why all kinds of restaurants will create all different kinds of noodle soup to make it unique for their restaurant.   

Today I will make beef slow cooked noodle soup.  It is a noodle with clear beef soup and served with Thai basil and any kind of vegetables you like, but today I have bean sprout.  You can also add Asian style meat balls.    This is my made up recipe that tastes very good and is very easy to make, you should try it!!!


Soup and meat parts :

1 lb. stew meat beef

½ onion

1 stock celery

5 globes of garlic

4 tbsp. oyster sauce

2 tsp. corn pepper

1 bunch cilantro stock

 1 tsp. salt

2 cube beef bouillon

1 tbsp. black soy sauce (for the color)

1 pack  asian meatball (about 10 oz)

Noodle parts :

2 cups of dry rice noodle

1 cup Bean sprout or lettuce (or any kind of vegetables you like)

Basil leaves (optional)

Fried garlic (optional)


Cooking instructions

1.       In a slow cooking pot add all of the soup and meat parts in to it to let it cook on low heat for overnight or high about 4 hours.

2.       After the soup is ready, keep boiling water in another pot and divide noodle for each portion about ½ cup dry per person.  Then add noodle,meatball and vegetable (about ¼ cup), cook about 2 minutes then drain it off and pour it into serving bowl.  

3.   Then add the soup and meat garnish with fried garlic, cilantro and basil.

1 comment:

  1. Delicious! Looks authentic! hmmmm