Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang
Show: Easy Chinese
Episode: Little Taiwan
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Total:
1 hr 55 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 45 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 55 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 45 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 quart vegetable or beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red chile, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red Thai bird chile, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 7 ounces beef chuck roast or boneless shin, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces dried flat udon noodles
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili bean sauce, plus more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 small Romaine lettuce heart, sliced into 1/2-inch ribbons
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Small handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Directions

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Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and onions and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes, and then stir in the ginger, garlic and chiles and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Add the beef and stir-fry until it begins to brown, and then pour in the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the meat is very tender, 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes. 

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the udon according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside. 

Add the carrots to the simmering soup, cover, and cook until crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Whisk together the sugar, bean sauce and soy sauce in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved and stir it into the soup. While stirring, pour the cornstarch slurry into the soup and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. 

Just before serving, divide the noodles between 2 bowls. Stir the Romaine into the broth and ladle the hot soup over each bowl. Garnish with chopped scallions and cilantro and serve immediately.

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