Spicy Beef Soup Recipe

Spicy Beef Soup Recipe

Ingredients :

500 g beef, fat and sinew removed

2 liters water

3 tablespoons cooking oil

50 g cellophane noodles, cut into 10 cm lengths, soaked until tender and drained

5 kaffir lime leaves

1 stalk lemon grass, bruised (white part only)

1/2 nutmeg, bruised

2 cloves

3 scallions, sliced finely

1/2 tablespoon vinegar

Fried shallots

Shrimp crackers

Scallions, sliced

Chinese parsley, chopped

Sweet soy sauce


Spices (ground)

6 shallots

4 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped

1/2 teaspoon turmeric, chopped

1 teaspoon peppercorns

Salt to taste


Spicy sauce (ground)

5 bird's eye chilies, steamed

3 red onions, steamed

Saltto taste


Method :

Boil the beef in a pot of boiling water until tender. Remove from the stock and slice thinly. Tenderize the meat by pounding with the back of a knife. Rub with a little salt and deep-fry until dry. Shred the meat finely. Simmer 1 1/4 liters stock, add water if not enough stock. Heat wok with oil and gently fry ground spices, kaffir lime leaves, nutmeg, lemon grass and cloves until fragrant. Add these to the stock. Then add sliced scallions and vinegar. Serve hot.


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