How to make Thai soup with beef and noodles (Guay Tiew Nuea Nam Sai)
Although I don't eat meat anymore (I became a vegetarian over a year ago), the Thai beef noodle soup known in Thailand as Guay Tiew Nuea Nam Sai used to be one of my favorite dishes. And if I decided to give up vegetarianism, this is the dish I would gladly eat in the first place.
After all, Thai beef noodle soup has everything: delicious noodles, juicy beef, nice broth, and, in addition, it is one of the most hearty Thai dishes you can try. So, how to make Thai beef and noodle soup, and is it really an easy and fast dish? Yes, it really is.
What's more, if you have some cooked beef and broth on hand, you can enjoy a bowl of hot Thai noodle and beef soup in just 10 minutes. As for the ingredients: here's what you need to have on hand.
Ingredients for Thai beef noodle soup (Guay Tiew Nuea Nam Sai)
For the soup you will need:
- About 1 kg of beef bones
- 3 liters of water
- 1 bulb
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 3 cilantro roots with 8 stems
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 5-6 slices of white cardamom or a few bay leaves
- 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2-3 tablespoons of fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Beef slices
- Rice noodles
- Bean sprouts
- Chopped green onions and cilantro
How to cook Thai soup with beef and noodles
- Put the beef bones in a large saucepan, add water and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for about 90 minutes.
- Remove the foam from the surface of the broth.
- Add chopped onion, garlic cloves and cilantro.
- Add black pepper and cardamom (or bay leaf).
- Continue to simmer for another hour.
- Remove the bones, onions and other ingredients left in the broth. Remember that it should be a clean broth.
- If you think there is too little broth, you can add a little water to the broth.
- Add the soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar and stir.
- Slice the beef into small thin slices.
- Soak the noodles in water for about 15 minutes to make them soft and pliable.
- Blanch the noodles and bean sprouts in boiling water for 5 seconds, using a colander or sieve (I prefer to blanch for about 30 seconds, as I like my noodles very hot and smoky).
- Put the noodles and bean sprouts in a bowl, add the beef slices and pour the broth so that it covers the noodles and beef. Sprinkle chopped green onions and cilantro over the dish and the noodles are ready to eat.
- You can also add crispy roasted garlic if you have it. This is usually served with Thai beef and noodle soup in Thailand.
- And, of course, add a little chili oil if you like your dish spicier.
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