Ingredients

  • Serves 4-5 people
  • 10 shallots (peeled and chopped)

  • oil

  • 400 g minced beef

  • 1 tsp corn starch

  • 5 tbsp light soya sauce

  • salt & pepper

  • 150 g tian jin salted chinese cabbage

  • 1 cabbage (chopped)

  • 400 g elbow macaroni

  • coriander (garnish)

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Recipe Courtesy of
Michele Lean

Mum’s Beef Macaroni Soup

Make no mistake, this is pasta, Italian-Chinese style. I know, I know, the Italians would balk and tear their hair out at the mere thought of this pasta dish. But this fusion Beef Macaroni recipe is my childhood-it reminds me of one of mum’s feel-good, simple and heart-warming comfort food.Besides soya sauce, the Chinese part of it is in the preserved Chinese cabbage and hot fried shallot oil, which gives this soup a soothing, steaming fragrance. Really, a bowl of this brings as much joy to me as an Italian kid with a pasta e zuppa di pollo(chicken soup with pasta)!
  • Easy
  • 15 min
  • 30 min
  • 10 min
  • 4 steps
  • 10 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 4 steps
  • 10 Ingredients
  • 15 min
  • 30 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Marinate Minced Beef

    • Marinate minced beef with light soya sauce, white pepper and corn starch –leave aside.


  2. Fry Shallot in Oil

    • Fry shallots in oil till golden brown & remove from the oil –leave aside


  3. Prepare the soup base

    • Pre-rinse the preserved Chinese cabbage, as it may be excessively salty. 
    • Boil a pot of water and put in the preserved salted Chinese cabbage. 
    • Mix some cold water into the beef mixture before placing it in the pot. This will ensure that the mince does not coagulate and separates easily.
    • Simmer for 15 minutes.
    • Place chopped cabbage in the beef mince pot to cook.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  4. Cook the macaroni

    • In a separate pot, cook the macaroni according to package instructions making sure to salt the water. 
    • Once the pasta is cooked, drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. 
    • Leave aside until use.


Garnish and Serve!

Put the required amount of cooked macaroniin a bowl and pour beef soup over it. Garnish with fried shallotsand coriander.

Garnish and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 4-5 people
  • 10 shallots (peeled and chopped)

  • oil

  • 400 g minced beef

  • 1 tsp corn starch

  • 5 tbsp light soya sauce

  • salt & pepper

  • 150 g tian jin salted chinese cabbage

  • 1 cabbage (chopped)

  • 400 g elbow macaroni

  • coriander (garnish)

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