Beef Mami Recipe

Beef Mami is a type of Beef Noodle soup that is of Chinese origin. This is basically composed of tender beef brisket and egg noodles in hot beef stock. A typical meryenda or mid-afternoon snack (sometimes eaten as breakfast), this delightful soup is best when eaten with Siopao.This recipe depicts the traditional Filipino version of the Beef Mami. If you wan’t the taste to be somewhat oriental, you may a little soy sauce and sugar (just like the Beef pares).

Try this Beef Mami recipe. Send us your feedback.

Beef Mami

Beef Mami Recipe


  • 1 lb beef brisket
  • 6 pieces star anise
  • 1 piece beef cube
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium sized onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 14 ounces egg noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup Chinese cabbage (pechay Baguio), chopped
  • 4 pieces hard boiled eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Cooking Procedure

  1. Put the oil in a cooking pot and apply heat
  2. Saute the garlic and onions
  3. Put-in the beef brisket and cook until the color of the outer part turns light brown
  4. Add the beef cube and star anise
  5. Pour-in the water and bring to a boil. Allow to boil until beef becomes tender
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste
  7. Place the cooked egg noodles and Chinese cabbage in a serving bowl
  8. Pour the soup and beef brisket on the bowl with noodles then garnish with sliced boiled egg and green onions
  9. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 3

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  1. Bernadette says:

    Hi Vanjo!

    Great beef mami recipe!!!

    I love the website!


  2. Rameses Hilario says:

    beef mami noodles my favorite samahan na rin po ng wanton… Ummm sarraaap! :)

  3. I really love it…thanks for the recipe…

  4. jam calimlim says:

    hi sir! good day.. i am really interested po in making this beef mami recipe of yours especially now that the weather here in China is getting cold. I would like to ask po if there are different kinds of egg noodles, if there are, what’s the best noodle to suit this recipe po? and is egg noodle different from chow mien noodle? thank you po! and Godbless!

  5. hello, marie. you can buy sar anise sa mga supermarkt, sa gewurz section. :)

  6. gud day po!,thank you for sharing your beef mami recipe,favorite po ng husband ko yan..mlapit n xa umuwi d2 s ‘pinas from south korea..pguwi nia ipaglu2to ko xa ng beef mami at lhat ng favorite food nia n ntu2nan ko d2 s site nio…more power and god bless ur family…

  7. Jeannette says:

    Hi Kuya- can you use the ‘crockpot’ or ‘slow cooker’ for this recipe?
    I’m thinking about letting it cook all day while doing other things and then just adding the boiled eggs and cabbage when beef soup is ready. I love your website!

  8. Mhianne says:

    use measuring cups. =)

  9. Mhianne says:

    what kind of noodles should i use?

  10. Franz says:

    Thanks for the recipe… I made it for dinner and my husband so loved it!!! And he even requested it for dinner the next day… 😀

  11. Kayecute says:

    What can be a substitute for a Star Anise?

    • try 5 spice powder kaye

      • Kayecute says:

        thanks! i’m finding it hard to find star anise here… i’ll try to look for the 5 spice powder in the Asian/ Filipino stores here in Dubai… thanks again! you’ve been a great help so my husband and I can try out new recipes..

  12. love all your recipes, thanks for making this website…you are a superb cook! keep it up! hope you’ll have loads more food ideas to share with us.

  13. Marc P. says:

    Q: can I use my pressure cooker for this dish? I get off work late and most of the time my family is waiting for me to cook dinner. I’m hoping to cook this faster for my family. thanks… BTW- I love ALL your recipes!

    • Marc, You definitely can use your pressure cooker to save some time.

      • Nathan C says:

        On the beef pares, you used the pressure cooker to tenderize the beef with beef cube and water before sauteing the beef brisket with garlic and onion. On this recipe though, can I use the pressure cooker after sauteing the garlic, onions and beef brisket? Just add the beef cube, star anise and water? Thanks!

  14. anna caingay says:

    hi good evening..have you tried the “maming gala”,its also a beef mami eaten at the sidewalk,sometimes they are only in a sidecar..I tried it and it taste good..I’d like to know if it has the same recipes with your beef mami?

  15. Lindy Lima says:


    I loved cooking and your website is really helpful. I’m wondering what could be the alternative for star anise? I don’t think we have it here in Canada. Can you please advice me what to do? If there is no five spice powder? what could be other alternative?

  16. Try Five Spice powder Amy.

  17. carlos says:

    if i dont have beef cube, can i use beef stock instead, and would i still add water with the beef stock?

  18. Beef mami is always my dinner on my way back home. Fast food restaurants beef mami tastes good, but I think this simple recipe is better that them.

  19. victor bagalso says:

    I think you missing ginger, beef stock, carrots, and sprouts for that recipe. I hope that some of this recipe help.

    • Thanks for the suggestion sir. No need for beef stock since I used beef cube. This is actually my simple beef mami recipe and as I mentioned in the post, I usually adopt our beef pares recipe when making a more oriental style beef mami in which ginger and other ingredients (and spices) are included.

      I understand that we all have different styles in doing this dish and I really appreciate your input. Have good day.

  20. Hi there…i really love your website…and started to learn cooking pinoy dishes…keep on uploading…thanks

  21. Kudos to your recipes. My husband cooks for the family but since I browsed your site, I have now confidence to cook for my husband and children. Thanks a lot for sharing your talent, and expecting more recipes from you. Rona from Singapore

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