Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beef Noodle 牛肉麵 [Niu Rou Mian]

"Niu Rou Mian" is a Chinese noodle soup with noodle, stewed beef, beef broth and vegetable.

Origin: Lanzhou, Gansu province china, since Tang Dynasty (618-907). Now a famous taiwanese dish since Chinese cilvil war.

Variety-style: With beef or without beef 牛肉湯麵[Niu Rou Tang Mian], braised beef 紅燒牛肉麵[Hong Shao Niu Rou Mian], tomatoes beef noodle 蕃茄牛肉麵[Fan Qie Niu Rou Mian].

Variety-noodle: Chinese noodle white and regular size 粗麵[Tsu Mian], wider size 寬麵[Kuan Mian], hand-pulled noodles(Chinese ramen) 拉麵[La Mian], knife-sliced noodles 刀削麵[Dao Xiao Mian], steamed bread 泡饃[Pao Mo], instant noodle 泡麵[Pao Mian], Green beans glass noodle 冬粉[Dong Fen].

Variety-vegetable: Pickled mustard tuber 榨菜[Zha Tsai], Bok choy 小白菜[Xiao Bai Tsai], Choy sum 青岡菜 [Qin Kang Tsai].

Variety-taste: Nature, light, spicy, tomatoes or curry. Lanzhou style, Shandong style, Xian style, muslim style, Taiwan style etc.

How to do? (basic version)
1. Remove beef chuck's blood in boiling water.
2. Stew the beef chuck 40 minutes with a stew bag(existed ready to cook in Chinese supermarket) ingredient: Anise, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, cloves, licorice etc. add water, soy sauce, rock sugar, chili etc.
3. When the beef is ready. Cut the beef in slices.
4. Cook the noodle in clear boiled water with salt, pepper or in a broth.
5. Boil the vegetable.
6. Remove the noodle and put in a big bowl, pull the beef broth, set several slices of beef in the bowl, put boiled vegetable and Pickled mustard tuber, chinese chives.

Where to eat?
Taiwanese specialist beef noodle restaurants, Shandong restaurants, Gansu province, Shaanxi province or many noodle restaurants in east, south of China.

Yi Pin Xiang ㄧ品香
Min-Shen East Road. Sec. 5, lane 138. Taipei, Taiwan
(They have the best tomatoes beef noodle soup)

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