Dry Beef Tendon Noodles

Dry Beef Tendon Noodles is a Chinese dish of dry egg noodles served on top with fork tender Braised Beef and Tendon and blanched greens.

One of my favourite Chinese dishes is the Braised beef, once it’s done right, they can be one of the best things in life, fork tender beef, melt in your mouth tendons plus a sauce that is sticky sweet, savoury and lots of umami. Usually this can be served as a rice topping, paired with plain steamed bun or even served on beef noodle soup but today we are serving it differently, on a bed of dry egg noodles.

I first came across this type of dish when I was still living in Manila, many years ago when we dined in into one of the Chinese restaurants in Greenhills, if I am not mistaken it was Luk Yuen. Anyways, I ordered this Braised Beef Brisket with Egg noodles by mistake, I thought it was in soup form but what I did notice the one I ordered was in the dry noodle section, so when it was served to me I was caught by surprise. Luckily this accident happened otherwise I would not have discovered this dish, since then I was my favourite order in that restaurant together with some siopao of course.

With soup or without they are both great dishes and to be served on specific time of the year, while it’s nice to have soup every time (I love soups), sometimes it’s just too hot to have them, hence during these times specially it is still summer here in New Zealand the best way is to served them on dry noodles, and here is how it goes.

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Dry Beef Tendon Noodles

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Dry Beef Tendon Noodles is a Chinese dish of dry egg noodles served on top with fork tender Braised Beef and Tendon and blanched greens.



Braised Beef and Tendon

  • 500 g beef tendons, cubed
  • 500 g beef brisket, cubed
  • 5 cups beef stock
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 pc dried orange peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 tbsp Chu Hou Sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 pcs star anise
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 6 slices of ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small shallots, chopped
  • fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • peanut oil


  • fresh egg noodles, good for 8 servings
  • 2 bunches Choy Sum
  • chilli garlic oil
  • water
  • oil


  1. In a hot wok add peanut oil then brown beef brisket and tendons. Remove the beef brisket then set aside.
  2. Add garlic and shallots, stir fry for a minute.
  3. Add all remaining Braised Beef and Tendon ingredients bring to a boil, cover, then simmer for 1 1/2 hrs. in low heat. Add water if necessary.
  4. Add beef brisket back, cover, then simmer for additional 1 1/2 hr.
  5. At this stage the liquid should be thick in consistency, if not simmer in high heat until liquid is reduced. Turn heat off then set the Braised Beef and Tendon aside.
  6. Blanch the Choy Sum in a wok for 1 minute with 1 tsp oil added to the water. Drain, rinse in tap water then set aside.
  7. Loosen the noodles, place it in the wok over high heat filled with rolling boiling water then cook for a minute. Drain noodles then rinse with running tap water. Once noodles had cooled down, fully drain them and place in a large bowl.
  8. Drizzle 2 tbsp of oil on the bowl, toss the noodles to coat with the oil. Place noodles in serving platter.
  9. Scoop out some Braised Beef and Tendons, place it on top of noodles, pour some sauce then serve with blanched Choy sum on the sides.


5 Responses

  1. I LOVE beef tendon! This looks great. Chu Hou Sauce certainly has reminded me of my favourite Cantonese beef brisket claypot.

  2. This is going to require a visit to the butcher. From what I can gather, the tendon adjoins the tenderloin of beef – right? This recipe – from the list of ingredients – may be one of my new favorites< Raymund.

  3. I love beef tendon, but have never tried it in a dry-style noodle before! I always have it in Taiwanese-style beef soup or pho, but now I’ll have to try it this way 🙂

  4. suituapui says:

    This is good!!! I love beef tendon…and tripe too!!!

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