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Beef Brisket Noodle Soup

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Beef Brisket Noodle Soup is a Chinese dish of slowly braised savoury sweet beef served over thin noodles in a hot rich beef bone broth


Units Scale
  • 3 large beef leg bones, cut in half
  • 500 g beef brisket, diced
  • 200 g beef tendons, diced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, sliced
  • 1 bunch onion leaves, chopped
  • toasted garlic
  • 1 packet fresh yellow egg noodles
  • 1 bunch pak choy
  • 3 large red onions, 2 quartered and 1 finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fish sauce
  • sesame oil
  • 3 liters water


  1. In a large pot add 3 litres water, leg bones, beef tendons, 2 pcs quartered onions, black pepper corns, salt (adjust according to you liking). Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 hours
  2. Once cooked using a colander drain the liquid and reserve.
  3. Separate the boiled tendons and carve any ligaments you can get from the bone then set aside.
  4. In a pot add beef brisket and cooked tendons, soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, ginger, 1 liter of beef stock and salt (this should be a bit salty as normal as the flavour would come from this sauce). Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hour or until the beef is very tender and liquid should be reduced by then and the tendons would make the consistency thick and sticky.
  5. In another separate pot, boil the remaining beef stock together with onions, black pepper, 3 tbsp toasted garlic and fish sauce (according to the saltiness you like). Turn the heat off once the onions are cooked to the point of disintegrating. Using a strainer drain and reserve the liquid.
  6. In a separate pot boil water with dash of salt and blanch the pak choy. Drain then set aside.
  7. In a separate pot boil water and cook noodles for 3 minutes, drain then rinse with cold water.
  8. Boil another set of water and soak the cooked noodles then drain.
  9. In a bowl, place noodles and pak choy, then add soup, and 2 scoopful of the brisket with the sauce. Top it with 1/2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp of toasted garlic and 1 tbsp of chopped green onions. Enjoy while its hot.