27 Recipes – Noodles in Sweet Soy Sauce with Beef


Last weekend we had a Thai food night at Mum’s place again. We decided that we would make our favourite of satay chicken again, but that we would try a few new recipes, and this was one of them. We also had green curry, sweet chilli beef, and fried rice. Yes, I have taken better photos since the lights at Mum’s do horrible things for my white balance!



1 packet large noodles soaked
400g beef
1T vegetable oil
1T garlic
2T sugar
4T light soy sauce
2T dark soy sauce
3-4 pinches pepper
2T ginger sliced
2 handfuls savoy cabbage
1 carrot cut in pieces


  1. Soak noodles in cold water for 20-25 minutes until soft
  2. Bring 1L water to the boil and soak all the veggies and noodles for 2-3 seconds then drainNoodles-in-Sweet-Soy-Sauce-with-Beef-2
  3. Heat the oil in a wok at about medium heat and add the beef and ginger and stir until the beef is half-cooked
  4. Add everything else and cook for a couple of minutes until the beef is cooked to your liking and serve with a pinch of pepperNoodles-in-Sweet-Soy-Sauce-with-Beef-3

My Thoughts

Overall, I liked this dish, but next time, I would use less noodles and more vegetables, since I’m not the biggest fan of noodles, and would grate the ginger. Also, since this was the first dish of the 5 we made, we put it in the oven at about 80 degrees while we cooked the other dishes (about 20 minutes all up) and it was a little dried out even though it was in a metal tray and covered in foil. Next time, I would skip this step, and if needed, reheat in the wok for a minute or so.

The Family’s Thoughts

Mum, the girls, Nan and Michael were all there when we made this. Everyone thought it was good, but out of all the dishes we made, it was outranked by the satay and the sweet chilli beef, and on par with the green curry, which was too spicy.


This is recipe 9 of 27 in my attempt to try 27 new recipes before turning 28 on 19th June, 2014. This project was inspired by my 26 projects challenge from the last year, with a new little twist.

You can see recipe one here, two here, three here, four here, five here, six here, seven here and eight here


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