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Taiwanese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A classic Taiwanese/Chinese dish! Tons of flavor and spice! One of my favorite noodle dishes of all time in a slow-cooker version. A bowl of this in the winter evenings will warm you right up!"
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8 h 40 m servings 482
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place beef in a stockpot and pour in enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and drain.
  2. Pour vegetable oil into a slow cooker; add beef, 8 cups water, beef broth, soy sauce, rice wine, green onions, brown sugar, garlic, chile peppers, chile paste, ginger, star anise, and Chinese five-spice powder.
  3. Cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours.
  4. Transfer beef to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Strain broth into a bowl. Discard solids.
  5. Bring a pot of water to a boil; add bok choy for 30 seconds. Remove and run under cold water. Cook udon noodles in the boiling water until tender yet firm to the bite, about 4 minutes. Drain.
  6. Divide noodles among serving bowls and top with beef, baby bok choy, and broth. Top with Chinese pickled mustard greens.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Add or subtract the chile and chile paste to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 482 calories; 22 41.5 27 63 2366 Full nutrition

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This is so good!! I also skipped the first step, and seared my stew meat instead of boiling it first. I didn't put any chilis in, I didn't want it to be too spicy for my son. I did use 2 tables...

I skipped #1 and made it in my pressure cooker for 15 minutes. Made for a very deep flavor. Subbed b. choy for rainbow chard.

It was so good, I forgot to take pictures! It was on the sweeter side, though, more like a teriyaki type flavor than spicy. My son loved it so much he ate it for lunch the next day, too. You ne...

Great recipe! Tastes authentic and it’s easy to make. It was a tad salty for me so next time I’ll use low sodium beef broth and/or low sodium soy sauce or I’ll add more water. But overall ...

Great recipe. I only had chicken so used that with chicken broth instead. I will certainly make this again.