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Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs sliced beef shank
  • 4 ounces dried noodles Mi Trung
  • 3 to 5 pieces dried Thai chili
  • A bunch of baby bok choy cleaned
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooking wine
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 to 5 pieces star anise
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a cooking pot
  • Once the oil becomes hot, sauté the garlic, ginger, and scallions for 30 seconds to a minute
  • Add the beef. Cook for 3 minutes or until the color browns.
  • Add the soy sauce, cooking wine, beef broth, and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Put-in the star anise, sugar, and chili. Stir and simmer for 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Soak the noodles in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and arrange in individual bowls.
  • Add the bok choy, salt, and pepper. Stir and cover the pot. Turn the heat to off.
  • Let the residual heat cook the bok choy for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the soup with beef slices and vegetables on the bowls where the noodle are arranged.
  • Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g