I didn’t watch much Seinfeld, but I did catch that episode. Did you?

With the Soup Nazi?

It has stuck  with me for years and when the kids are cranky about what I cook, I always think, “No soup for you!”

My own little rebellion in my mind. 😉

Last night, I tried this new soup recipe – it’s one from Cook’s Country magazine. (I love that magazine – everything I’ve tried from there turns out fabulously delicious)

So, if you are in the mood for a hearty, filling, Asian-style soup, here’s a great one to try.

If not?

No Soup for YOU!

Asian Beef & Noodle Soup

8 cups chicken broth (I used a big box of broth and added 2 bullion cubes + 3 cups hot water)
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
4 packages ramen noodles, spice packs removed & the noodles broken up (I only used 3)
1 small flank steak (~1 lb) cut lengthwise into thirds and crosswise into 1/4 inch wide strips (I had the butcher do this for me)
1/2 medium head Napa cabbage, sliced thin crosswise (~4 cups)
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (for garnish)

  1. Bring broth, ginger, garlic, fish sauce and five-spice powder to a boil in large Dutch oven.
  2. Reduce heat, simmer ~10 min to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Add noodles to simmering broth and cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes
  4. Add beef and cabbage and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Serve, topping with cilantro.

SuperMan picked up egg rolls on his way home from work and I served them with the soup as our dinner. It was really good on a cold, dark, night.

I hope you enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Soup for You!

  1. This does sound rather yummy… however, things are slightly different here, to USA food; can you tell me the weight of your “Packs of Ramen”, as my “packs” would feed several people? Also, what is a Napa Cabbage like? Is it like a white cabbage, or a dark green one, or a Savoy with crinkled leaves – or is it like Pak Choi, or Chinese Leaves? See, we have all those cabbage-types here, but I dont know what Napa is!
    I might try this though – something a bit different to our normal soups.
    Thanks for taking time to share this recipe. X

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