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Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 牛肉麵

Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Yes, it is a vegan Taiwanese beef noodle soup 牛肉麵! That is what Taiwan is famous for! This noodle soup dish is often served and considered as national food in Taiwan, served with fresh noodles, beef broth, vegetables, stewed and/or braised beef (and I don’t even want to talk about the specific beef parts here in this blog, because it is beyond gross for my appetite).

Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

In my late teens as an omnivore, my mother would take me to the best noodle soup restaurants in Taipei and it’s always Taiwanese beef noodle soup, popcorn chicken, shaved ice dessert, oyster omelette and loads of gross pork floss. The non-vegan food list goes on. Then I became a vegan in late 2006 and I’ve been eating less Taiwanese foods, except for basic noodle soups and fried rice. In 2011, Doni and I traveled to Taiwan for the first time together and learned that these noodle soups can be made vegetarian with a variety of vegetables, tea, seasoning and spices.

Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

You can make this dish using a pressure cooker or in a pot. For the Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 牛肉麵, I used Gardein Home Style Beefless Tips, which are optional to add to the dish. Otherwise use chunky shiitake mushroom (the cap parts) for a bit of texture. I personally like my dish a bit more plant-based.

Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

You might recognize a few ingredients as pictured above, including the Gardein Home Style Beefless Tips and Trader Joe’s sunflower seed oil. You can use any kinds of vegetable oil. This garlic crusher tool is pretty handy to have around in the kitchen (pictured above). It is dishwasher-safe and made of odor-resistant stainless steel material. It is a timesaver and doesn’t make your hands stink of garlic.


Joseph Joseph Rocker Garlic Crusher

On the right (pictured above), you will see a glass bowl of hot bean sauce, aka 辣豆瓣醬. It is a Taiwanese brand, and has very few ingredients: soybean, wheat flour, fresh chili, salt, sugar, water and citric acid. It contains no MSG. You can find them at your Asian markets and they come in cans or glasses. Just ask your staff for hot bean sauce (Szechuan-style) or this character (辣豆瓣醬) or this photo, and they will find it for you. However, they are also available on Amazon.com here. The hot bean sauce is very useful in a variety of Asian and Taiwanese dishes, so it doesn’t hurt to have one in your pantry.



Hot Bean Sauce – Szechuan Style

One of the major ingredients in this dish calls for spice/tea bag. I prefer to make the spice pack on my own. All you need is black tea leaves bag, a bit of soy sauce or tamari, dried star anise, brown sugar, peppercorns, dried tangerine peel, cinnamon stick, and few cloves. I will include the recipe for the spice pack.

Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 牛肉麵 cooking away in a Le Creuset Round Wide 3-1/2-Quart Dutch Oven

Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

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19 Comments on “Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 牛肉麵”

  1. 1 Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 牛&#3290... said at 4:20 pm on July 29th, 2013:

    [...] Yes, it is a vegan Taiwanese beef noodle soup 牛肉麵! That is what Taiwan is famous for! This noodle soup dish is often served and considered as national food  [...]

  2. 2 Lindsay @ VeganYumminess.com said at 9:16 pm on August 5th, 2013:

    This soup looks INCREDIBLE! You’re making me so hungry, Rika! Now, to sign up for that newsletter…

  3. 3 vegan miam said at 9:23 pm on August 5th, 2013:

    Thanks Lindsay! I will be releasing the recipe sometimes this month! I love noodle soups and I hope to create more noodle recipes in the future! I’ve also followed you on feedly :) x

  4. 4 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said at 11:52 am on August 7th, 2013:

    This soup looks great, would love it for dinner tonight, yum!

  5. 5 vegan miam said at 4:06 pm on August 7th, 2013:

    Thanks Pamela! It will be featured in the newsletter this month! It involves tea bags :)

  6. 6 Spicy Mapo Tofu | vegan miam said at 8:41 am on August 21st, 2013:

    […] Szechuan-Style Hot Bean Sauce (MSG-Free) is also used in my Taiwanese “Beef” Noodle Soup. You will see the product very often in the next couple of Asian dishes. It is a Taiwanese brand, […]

  7. 7 Koko said at 11:31 am on September 1st, 2013:

    This.Looks.Amazing. I can’t wait to see the recipe!!

  8. 8 Disce Pati said at 11:32 am on September 1st, 2013:

    Oh my. I hope I wasn’t too late to get the newsletter that had this recipe!
    I go to the Prague Loving Huts to get my pho fix and swear by that soup.
    If I could make something even slightly similar, I’d be healthy all year round!

  9. 9 Shawn said at 3:03 am on September 13th, 2013:

    This is awesome! I not a big fan of 牛肉麵, but this version looks amazing!

  10. 10 lesa said at 4:57 pm on September 13th, 2013:

    where can i find the recipe for this?

  11. 11 Blue Lotus Chai: Star Anise Masala Chai + Mandarin Masala Chai | vegan miam said at 6:33 pm on October 20th, 2013:

    […] star anise features prominently in braised dishes, such as the famous Taiwanese beef noodle soup (view the vegan recipe here). Being one of the more spice-forward chai powders we have tried, I could actually imagine it […]

  12. 12 Guest said at 5:30 pm on November 17th, 2013:

    Where can I find this recipe now? I will sign up for the newsletter, but this was three months ago. Are they archived anywhere?
    Thanks!

  13. 13 vegan miam said at 6:06 pm on November 17th, 2013:

    Hi, I haven’t worked on a newsletter due to a busier travel schedule. Here is the direct link: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b9bdc6a1a3b8cc791be76fb3&id=e7c380a161&e=UNIQID

  14. 14 vegan miam said at 6:07 pm on November 17th, 2013:

    My apologies. I haven’t worked on a newsletter due to busier schedule. Here is the archived link: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b9bdc6a1a3b8cc791be76fb3&id=e7c380a161&e=UNIQID

  15. 15 vegan miam said at 6:07 pm on November 17th, 2013:

    Here’s the archived link: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b9bdc6a1a3b8cc791be76fb3&id=e7c380a161&e=UNIQID

  16. 16 Disce Pati said at 7:43 pm on November 17th, 2013:

    Thank you!!!

  17. 17 Disce Pati said at 7:43 pm on November 17th, 2013:

    Hey, don’t worry. You do what you have to, eh.. :)

  18. 18 vegan miam said at 7:45 pm on November 17th, 2013:

    You’re welcome!

  19. 19 Top 13 Vegan Eats + Recipes of 2013 | vegan miam said at 1:35 pm on January 1st, 2014:

    […] 2. Vegan Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup […]


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