Beef noodle soup is a Chinese noodle soup made of stewed
beef, beef broth, vegetables and Chinese
noodles. It exists in various forms
throughout East Asia and Southeast Asia. It was created by the Hui people (a
Chinese Muslim ethnic group) during the Tang Dynasty of China.
Left: A bowl of beef
In the West, this food may be served in a small portion as a soup. In China, a
large bowl of it is often taken as a whole meal with or without any side dish.
In Taiwan, vendors that sell beef noodle may also have optional, often cold side
dishes, such as braised dried
tofu, seaweed, or pork intestine. Beef noodles is
often served with suan cai (Chinese
sauerkraut) on top, green onion, and
sometimes other vegetables in the soup as well.
Beef noodle is often served as fast food in China.