Chinese Braised Beef and Noodles

"Braised beef with egg noodles and Chinese seasonings."
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  • Cook the noodles in salted boiling water just until tender; drain, and rinse under cold water.
  • Cut the beef into very thin slices.
  • Mix together the garlic, salt, ginger, and five-spice powder, and add the mixture to the beef; mix.
  • Heat the oil and saute the beef over high heat for 2 minutes.
  • Mix together the soy sauce and broth, and add it to the beef; bring to a boil.
  • Mix the cornstarch with the remaining 4 tsp water, stir into the beef and cook until smooth and thick.
  • Add noodles, mix well and heat thoroughly.
  • Add the green onions, and stir for another minute.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. I thought it did not have enough kick in the flavour. Not a fav of mine but like the base recipe.
  2. I liked the underlying flavor, but even with low sodium chicken broth, it was extremely salty :( I liked how easy it was, but it just tastes like noodles in saucy heart attack :(
  3. I made this last night and I thought it was very good. I made a few changes based on personal preference, and what I had on hand. I used ground ginger (fresh would have been better), I added snap peas, carrots, and a whole sliced onion (next time I would add even more veggies), I doubled the sauce, omitted the salt, and added crushed red pepper. We all enjoied this one, and I'll definately make this again!
  4. I liked this recipe OK-- the technique was great but the flavors were a bit off. I thought it was VERY salty (I used low sodium chicken broth). Will make again with some modifications.
  5. after a busy day at work this meal serves serenity and sustenance. I followed the recipe except that i did not have any five spice powder - instead i made my own by combining cinnamon, cloves(powder), star anise(powder), cumin and green peppercorns.i then proceeded to add the garlic and ginger, blended till all spices were mixed. I added this spice mixture to 3/4 lbs of sirloin tip for 15 min, then cooked till almost done. I then added 1/2 cup of beef broth 2 chopped baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms and snow peas.added the egg noddles at then end (i added maybe a teaspoon of cornstarch just to thicken the sauce)- a little Orient meets Europe and the new world. A truly elegant dish in only 20 minutes.



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