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Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Taiwanese beef noodle soup is a classic and popular noodle soup in Taiwan. This Taiwanese beef noodle soup recipe has both instant pot and top stove methods. Wanna learn how to make easy and delicious Taiwanese beef noodle soup? 
Course Main Course, Noodles
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Taiwanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 199kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Beef shank
  • 3 Carrots (Small)
  • 1 Daikon (Medium)
  • 2 Tomatoes (Medium)
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 6 slices Ginger
  • 1 bunch Green onion
  • 1 Onion (Small)
  • 1 Spices pack
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 cups Water (6 cups for instant pot or 8 cups for top stove method)
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch Dried flour noodles (6 servings)

Instructions

Instructions for how to make Taiwanese beef noodle soup instant pot: 

  • Wash and cut half a bunch of green onion into half. Then, cut the other half into pieces for topping when serving the noodle soup. 
  • Peel, wash and cut a small onion into slices. 
  • After that, peel 3 small carrots and cut them into chunks.
  • Next, wash and peel one medium sized daikon into chunks. 
  • The following step, wash and cut 2 medium sized tomatoes into slices. 
  • Then, cut 2 pounds of beef shank into chunks. 
  • Push the sauté button on the instant pot. Then, pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the pressure cooker. Add 4 cloves of garlic, 6 slices of ginger and the cut green onion from step 1. 
  • After, add the sliced onion. Stir fry them a little bit. 
  • Put the beef shanks into the instant pot.
  • Browning both sides of the beef shank. 
  • Add the cut carrot, tomatoes and daikon into the instant pot pressure cooker. 
  • The next step, pour 6 cups of water into the instant pot. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon of salt (you can adjust salt to your taste when the soup is done.) and a spices pack into the instant pot. 
  • Mix the ingredients a little bit. Close the lid and vent. Push the manual button on the instant pot, adjust time to 35 minutes at high pressure and natural release pressure. 
  • While waiting for the beef soup, boil a pot of water. When the water is boiling, add a bunch (around 6 serving) of dried flour noodles into the pot. Let it boil and cook a few minutes until the noodles are floating on the top and cook. 
  • After that, drain and rinse the noodles with cold water.
  • When the beef soup is done, use a strainer to remove fat. 
  • Lay the cooked noodles into a bowl, pour the beef soup, beef and vegetable over the noodles. Top it with some green onion and add some chili oil if you like spicy. Taiwanese like to serve with pickled mustard greens stir fry. (Personally, I like to add chili oil or chili sauce when serving the noodles. It's amazing!)

Instructions for top stove Taiwanese beef noodle soup: 

  • Wash and cut half a bunch of green onion into half. Then, cut the other half into pieces for topping when serving the noodle soup. 
  • Peel, wash and cut a small onion into slices. 
  • After that, peel 3 small carrots and cut them into chunks.
  • Next, wash and peel one medium sized daikon into chunks.
  • The following step, wash and cut 2 medium sized tomatoes into slices. 
  • Then, cut 2 pounds of beef shank into chunks.
  • Turn on medium small fire, pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into a big pot. Add 4 cloves of garlic, 6 slices of ginger and the cut green onion from step 1.
  • After, add the sliced onion. Stir fry them a little bit.
  • Put the beef shanks into the pot.
  • Browning both sides of the beef shank.
  • Add the cut carrot, tomatoes and daikon into the pot.
  • The next step, pour 8 cups of water into the pot .
  • Add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt (you can adjust salt to your taste when the soup is done.) and a spices pack into the pot.
  • Mix the ingredients a little bit. Cover the lid and let it boil. Then, turn the fire to small and simmer for 1.5-2 hours until the meat is soft.
  • While waiting for the beef soup, boil a pot of water. When the water is boiling, add a bunch (around 6 serving) of dried flour noodles into the pot. Let it boil and cook a few minutes until the noodles are floating on the top and cook.
  • After that, drain and rinse the noodles with cold water.
  • When the beef soup is done, use a strainer to remove fat.
  • Lay the cooked noodles into a bowl, pour the beef soup, beef and vegetable over the noodles. Top it with some green onion and add some chili oil if you like spicy. Taiwanese like to serve it with pickled mustard greens stir fry. (Personally, I like to add chili oil or chili sauce when serving the noodles. It's amazing!)

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Notes

Cooking tips for how to make Taiwanese beef noodle soup: 

  • Cut the beef shank into chunks. 
  • Roughly Browning the beef for both sides.
  • Add 6 cups of water for instant pot or 8 cups for the top stove method. 
  • Close the lid and vent manual for 35 minutes at high pressure and natural release for instant pot method. 
  • Use the top stove method, cover the lid and let it boil. Then, turn the fire to small and simmer for 1.5-2 hours until the meat is soft.  

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5477IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg