Beef and pak choi soup

    45 min

    This is a super-tasty Chinese soup. Sliced beef and pak choi are simmered in a spicy chicken stock. Adjust the heat of this soup according to your own tastes. This is a great starter or main, when served with rice.

    25 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 450g beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 300ml chicken stock
    • 600ml water
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 Scotch bonnet chilli, chopped or to taste
    • 1 head pak choi, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chilli garlic sauce or to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beef and continue cooking until the beef is evenly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken stock, water, lime juice and chilli. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to the boil. Stir in pak choi and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Mix in chilli garlic sauce.

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    This came out great! Super easy too. This recipe satisfied my pho craving even though it's not your traditional beef noodle soup. I added soba noodles and upped the chicken broth because I like noodly/brothy soups. The lime is key (pardon the pun) - in addition to what the recipe called for, I served wedges with the soup so everyone could add more if they wanted. I did not include the chili-garlic sauce or the jalapeno to the pot since it would be too spicy for my 3 year old but adding it to my bowl separately after serving was still yummy! Will for sure make again!  -  01 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Super good broth, we didnt have chili/garlic sauce but let everyone personalize at the end with the typical rooster chili sauce. Served over Soba noodles and it was a great hit.  -  23 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a wonderful soup! I used two heads of bok choy since they were small.  -  25 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)