Delicious Traditional Vietnamese Hue Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

Oct 9, 2020

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Among numerous delicious dishes of Hue cuisine, people cannot forget the rich but still elegant flavor of this Vietnamese Hue Beef Noodle Soup Recipe. In Hue, Hue style beef noodle soup is also classified as the ancient capital’s culinary quintessence. For thousands of generations in Vietnam, Hue style beef noodle soup is their typical breakfast. This article will guide you on making the best Hue style beef noodle soup for every enthusiast!

 

The origin of Vietnamese Hue Beef Noodle Soup

Hue style beef noodle soup is one of the most famous Vietnamese cuisine recipes, which contains rice noodle and beef mainly. This kind of noodle firstly originated in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Therefore, people call this dish “bún bò Huế” (Hue style beef noodle soup) to denote its origin. Within Hue’s internal capital and surrounding areas, people simply call it “bún bò” (beef noodle soup).

Though this soup was cheap, historically Hue Beef Noodle Soup was served on the royal menu for the king and the Mandarin Aristocrats. The preference for beef in this soup most likely originated from the mandarins or the Nguyen royal family. For this reason, making Hue beef noodle soup represents the courtesy of Hue.

 

traditional vietnamese hue beef noodle soup

 

Hue style beef noodle soup is much appreciated for its perfect balance of salty, sour, spicy, and sweet taste.

The soup broth is made by simmering the beef shank and beef bones with lemongrass and flavored with fermented shrimp sauce to achieve the best taste. You can add a little spicy chili oil later in the preparation process.

Most Hue beef noodle soup recipes often consists of thin slices of beef shank, chunks of oxtail, and pigs’ knuckles after marinated and boiled. Other ingredients are commonly served with the main noodles and beef. They are lemons, diced green onions, raw sliced onions, cilantro sprigs, sliced banana blossom, red cabbage, bean sprouts, and shredded lettuce and other herbs such as basil, mint, perilla, coriander to enhance the scent of the dish.

You can add the fish sauce and shrimp sauce to the soup according to your taste and preference. Each region might vary with other ingredients above due to its availability.

 

The popularity of Hue Beef Noodle Soup over time

Hue style beef noodle soup has been changed over time with different spices. But the remains still include the standard Hue spices with big and chewy noodles, served with an indispensable broth.

The soup is also different depending on the region. Some regions use beef. Others can add more details, muscle meat, pork rolls, crab rolls, and so on. However, Hue’s specialty keeps going overtime, taking the hearts of Hue people and tourists visiting Hue. Its faint scent makes it difficult for the eater to resist its attractiveness.

Vietnamese Hue Beef Noodle Soup is the best ever. If you have already been from the Hue area in Vietnam and have tried this amazing soup, then you already know why this is one of the best recipes.

 

Hue Beef Noodle Soup

 

List of Ingredients:

  •  Fresh noodles 
  •  Beef shank 
  •  Pork Shoulder – Arm 
  •  Shrimp paste  (Hue shrimp paste)
  •  Rock sugar 
  •  Umami Monosodium Seasoning 
  •  Ginger 
  •  Shallots 
  •  Onions 
  •  Pineapple 
  •  Lemongrass 

 

Recipe Instructions:

Step 1

You baked 150gr onions, 10gr ginger, 25gr shallots until it smelled. Then parboil 500gr Pork Shoulder – Arm and 300gr Beef shank for discard all the dirt and then wash with clean water.

 

Step 2

After preparing all the ingredients, put all onions, shallots, ginger, beef shank, and pork shoulder-arm into the pot with 2.5 liters of water. Add 60gr pineapple and some chilies before turning on the heat. The initial simmer of bone with cold water helps clear the broth. You simmer with medium heat for about 2 hours. Then you immediately pick pork and beef corn into the ice water bowl to be firmed.

Step 3

Sate is the highlight of a delicious bowl of beef noodle soup, just fries 15gr minced lemongrass, 15gr minced red onion, 15gr minced garlic, 10gr minced chili, and 50ml cashew oil then you’ll have your attracted sate cup.

 

Step 4

To have true Hue beef noodle, you must not ignore Hue shrimp paste, you mixed 50gr of shrimp paste with 150ml of water, just mix cold water, not boiling water. Stir to dissolve, filter over the sieve and then slowly pour into the pot of broth, try little by little to avoid the broth to be over salty. Add 60gr of rock sugar, 10gr of seasonings, and just-made sate into the pot, then you finished the beef noodle soup pot.

Step 5

Parboil noodles in very hot water, put on a few pieces of beef, sliced pork pies, pork shoulder-arm. Add a few slices of onion and flagrant knotweed leaves. Then add hot broth and serve with the shaved flower of a banana tree and water spinach. 

traditional vietnamese hue beef noodle soup

Traditional Vietnamese Hue Style Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

Among numerous delicious dishes of Hue cuisine, people cannot forget the rich but still elegant flavor of the vermicelli, like Hue people themselves. For thousands of generations in Vietnam, Hue style beef noodle soup is their typical breakfast.
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings4
Calories767
Course
Breakfast
,
Main Course
Cuisine
Vietnamese

Ingredients

  • .5 kg Vermacille noodles
  • 300 g Beef shank
  • 500 g Pork Shoulder
  • 50 g Shrimp paste Hue shrimp paste
  • 60 g Rock sugar
  • 10 g Seasoning
  • 10 g Ginger
  • 25 g Shallots
  • 150 g Onions
  • 60 g Pineapple
  • 30 g Lemongrass

Instructions

  • You baked 150gr onions, 10gr ginger, 25gr shallots until it smelled. Then parboil 500gr Pork Shoulder – Arm and 300gr Beef shank to discard all the dirt and then wash with clean water.
  • After preparing all the ingredients, put all onions, shallots, ginger, beef shank, and pork shoulder-arm into the pot with 2.5 liters of water. Add 60gr pineapple and some chilies before turning on the heat. The initial simmer of bone with cold water helps clear the broth. You simmer with medium heat for about 2 hours. Then you immediately pick pork and beef corn into an ice water bowl to be firmed.
  • Sate is the highlight of a delicious bowl of beef noodle soup, just fries 15gr minced lemongrass, 15gr minced red onion, 15gr minced garlic, 10gr minced chili, and 50ml cashew oil then you’ll have your attracted sate cup.
  • To have true Hue beef noodle, you must not ignore Hue shrimp paste, you mixed 50gr of shrimp paste with 150ml of water, just mix cold water, not boiling water. Stir to dissolve, filter over the sieve and then slowly pour into the pot of broth, try little by little to avoid the broth to be over salty. Add 60gr of rock sugar, 10gr of seasonings, and just-made sate into the pot, then you finished the beef noodle soup pot.
  • Parboil noodles in very hot water, put on a few pieces of beef, sliced pork pies, pork shoulder-arm. Add a few slices of onion and flagrant knotweed leaves. Then add hot broth and serve with the shaved flower of a banana tree and water spinach.

Notes

Vietnamese Hue Beef Noodle Soup is traditionally served for breakfast, but can also be enjoyed as a main dish.
Nutrition Facts
Traditional Vietnamese Hue Style Beef Noodle Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 767 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 211mg70%
Sodium 758mg33%
Potassium 660mg19%
Carbohydrates 130g43%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This Hue Beef Noodle Soup recipe is great for breakfast and there are many variations of this dish. It can also be named Beef and pork knuckle noodle soup or spicy beef noodle soup. The soul of this famous dish permeates the smell of sate, the natural salty taste of shrimp paste, sweet broth from the bone. This is a delicious meal the entire family can enjoy. Don’t forget to enjoy our many other soup recipes!


 

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