Thai Braised Beef Soup Recipe (Neua Tun)

Serve with steamed jasmine rice (recipe on our site), boiled rice noodles or crusty french bread and a green salad.


500 grams beef shank (about 1 lb.)
1 celery, cut into lengths about 1" long
2 lettuce plants, 300 grams bean sprouts
1 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh coriander, about 1/2" length
1 piece galangal, about 1/2" length
1 crushed coriander root (or substitute with the top leafy part)
1 stick cinnamon, about 1" long
1 tbsp fried garlic
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp white pepper (Rocket brand recommended)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp light soy sauce (Thin soy sauce, Dragonfly or Healthy Boy brand)
1 tbsp dark soy sauce (Black thick soy sauce, Healthy Boy brand)
10 cups water


Wash the beef, cut into 1" cubes. Put all the spices and seasonings into a pot. Follow with beef and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes until the beef is tender. Blanch the bean sprouts and arrange in a serving dish together with sliced fresh lettuce.

Spoon the braised beef and soup over. Sprinkle chopped coriander, celery, fried garlic and pepper on top. Serve hot with steamed rice or cooked noodles.

Serves 4. Source : templeofthai.com


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