Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Thai Chiang Mai Beef Noodles

I'm a big fan of Asian noodle soups and this creamy, curry-spiced beef noodle soup is one of my favourites. It's similar to Laksa and so easy to prepare. When you're buying egg noodles, look out for brands that have no added colours (which are very hard to come by these days!) If you get stuck you can substitute them with Hakubaku Organic Japanese Noodles (eg udon, soba, etc) which have no added nasties - you can find them in the Asian groceries aisle in most major supermarkets. For a gluten-free option, use rice noodles instead.

1 medium red onion, peeled and quartered
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 tablespoon red curry paste
500g beef eye fillet, cut into strips
4 cups coconut milk (I use 2 x 270ml cans)
1/2 MC fish sauce
2 tablespoons palm sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
200g fresh thin egg noodles
2 shallots, finely sliced to garnish
coriander leaves, to garnish
lime wedges, to garnish

  1. With the blades spinning on Speed 9, drop the onion and garlic through the hole in the lid until they are finely chopped. Scrape down bowl.
  2. Add the oil, curry powder and curry paste and sauté for 3 minutes/varoma/speed 1.
  3. Add the beef and sauté for 3 minutes/varoma/reverse + speed 1.
  4. Add the coconut milk to the TM bowl and cook for 10 minutes/100 degrees/reverse + speed 1.
  5. Add the fish sauce, palm sugar and lime juice and cook for a further 10 minutes/100 degrees/reverse + speed 1.
  6. Blanch the noodles in boiling water (or cook as directed) and divide between serving bowls.
  7. Pour over the curry mixture and garnish with shallots, coriander leaves and lime wedges (and sliced chilli if you like it extra spicy!)

Serves 4


  1. Lush Thermosphere just shared this recipe on Facebook, I have added it to my to-cook list. It's right up my alley

    1. Hi, thanks for the shout out! (I really do need to get myself onto FB.) I've got another really cool Thai-inspired curry to share - coming soon.... xx

  2. Yum this looks fantastic ! Can not wait to try it out!

  3. My most fave meal ever, I use vermicelli!! Yum, thanks for sharing :)