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    MattZU's Note:

    This is an excellent, quick, beef noodle soup that never fails to please. It is adapted from Jennifer Brennan's Original Thai Cookbook. For the noodles, try to find packets of wet noodle sheets. These can usually be found in Asian groceries, refrigerated, in clear plastic bags. If you can't find these, you can substitute dried rice noodles, but soak them first. The fish sauce is the Thai Nam Pla sauce, or Tiparos, found in the Asian section of supermarkets, or in Asian groceries.

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    1. 1
      Fry beef strips in the oil until browned, using a large soup pot.
    2. 2
      Remove the browned strips, leaving the oil and juice in the pot.
    3. 3
      Fry the garlic until golden, stirring to keep from burning.
    4. 4
      Quickly add the ground beef, celery, and scallions--cook while stirring until the beef just browns.
    5. 5
      Add beef stock, black pepper, cinnamon, and fish sauce.
    6. 6
      Bring to a boil.
    7. 7
      Add noodles and return to a boil.
    8. 8
      Remove from heat and add bean sprouts.
    9. 9
      Top with beef strips and cilantro (this can also be done after putting the soup into the individual bowls).
    10. 10
      If desired, soak the red pepper flakes in the vinegar, and allow to be added to individual bowls.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 17, 2011


      This soup is amazing.....soooo easy, yet sooo good!

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    • on September 09, 2010

      My girlfriend is from Khon Kaen, Thailand and she introduced me to this soup. We have it at least nights a week and we always make enough to eat later that night or for lunch the next day. THe first time I had this soup was homemade so I have tried few other soups in the restuarants that even compare to this one. We do make ours a little differnt though: sometimes instead of using noodles we will use rice and serve it in a seperate bowl, we use beef paste from the oriental grocery store rather that beef broth/stock, we don't cook our meat or saute our vegetables seperately we put it in the boiling water, we use celery along with mushrooms and a lot of broccolli, and we put the fish sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes, cilantro, sugar, bean sprouts, and fried garlic oil in our bowls and then add the cooked soup when ready to serve. It keeps it tasting fresh for a next day meal. One other thing we like to do that is common to where she was raised is to dip fried pork skins in our broth....... sounds weird but you have to try it!!!!!

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    • on April 07, 2009


      I've made this recipe on several occasions now & keep forgetting to update my rating. This soup is so versatile & always comes out tasting tops! Tonight I used pork mince with shredded chicken & 1/3 chicken stock to 2/3 beef stock for a combination of flavours (because that's what we had in the pantry!) It was the best yet. I love the kick of the chili & vinegar at the end. It's a wonderful recipe, one of our favourite quick & easy yet so sooo tasty meals... Although unfortunately it can make eating out a little bit disappointing at times - no-one makes a noodle soup as good as I can these days lol!!! Thanks :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Thai Beef Noodle Soup - Gwaytio Nuea Nam

    Serving Size: 1 (285 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 230.0
    Calories from Fat 136
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 53.3 mg
    Sodium 1896.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 19.2 g

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