Beef noodle soup is one of the most popular noodle soup dishes in Chinese and Taiwanese cuisines. There are various forms of the dish: the typical Taiwanese version — also known as red-braised beef noodle soup — is soy-based and commonly topped with pickled Chinese mustard. That broth is simmered for hours with spices like star anise and Chinese cinnamon, which results in a darker, richer stock. As for the Chinese beef noodle soup, there’s a lighter broth, topped with chili oil instead. It also could come with thin slices of beef shank as opposed to chunks of meat. Nevertheless, each component leads to the perfect comforting bowl full of chewy noodles, long-simmered hearty broth, and tender beef.
With that, here is Eater’s guide to the best Chinese and Taiwanese beef noodle soups in Austin, from the Sichuan beef noodle soup at Asia Market to the spicy beef noodle soup at Coco’s Cafe to the mala knife-shaved noodle soup at Chen’s Noodles.
For more, here are Austin’s best Chinese restaurants, go-to spots for dumplings, soup options, and ramen.
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