Malaysian Beef and Noodle Soup

    Malaysian Beef and Noodle Soup


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    This is a wonderful beef noodle soup that uses mashed sweet potatoes and tamarind juice to form the rich curry soup.

    Serves: 8 

    • Curry Soup
    • 250g lean beef, sliced thinly
    • 8 cups (2 litres) beef stock
    • 1/3 cup (75ml) tamarind juice
    • 300g sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed
    • 1 pinch salt and sugar, to taste
    • 600g rice noodles
    • Spice Base
    • 8 shallots
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1cm ginger
    • 1cm galangal
    • 8 dried chillies, soak in hot water discard seeds
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 teaspoon ground fennel
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 3cm cinnamon stick
    • 3 star anise
    • 4 cloves
    • Garnish
    • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into matchstick size
    • 250g bean sprouts, tails remove tails and blanch in hot water
    • 150g fried shallots
    • 3 spring onions, diced
    • 3 red chillies, sliced
    • 3 hard boiled eggs, quartered
    • 8 small limes, halved
    • prawn crackers

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Spice Base: Grind or blend the shallots, garlic, ginger, galangal and chillies until fine. Heat a little oil in a saucepan and fry until fragrant.
    2. Mix in the fennel, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves then fry until the oil separates.
    3. Curry Soup: Add the sliced beef and stir fry for 2 minutes.
    4. Pour in the beef stock, tamarind juice and mashed potatoes. Stir well and cook over low heat and bring to a boil. Season with salt and sugar to taste.
    5. Blanch the noodles in boiling water and drain.
    6. To Serve: Put noodles in bowl and ladle the soup over it. Garnish with each of the ingredients.

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    Used brown onions as we do not have shallots where I live. Also did not add galangal only ginger. Used egg noodles instead of nice noodles because I prefer. ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS. It was worth the time consumed. - 29 Oct 2011


    - 29 Oct 2011

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