Asian Minced Meat & Noodles

I’m an Asian Food Addict and one of the top ingredients I love is noodles. Noodles in the form of pho, pad thai, soba, ramen, instant, pasta etcetera. It’s all goooood! Take noodles and add some spiced minced meat, and you got yourself a winning combo. We were bowled over by how simple and yummy this combination is. It was a marriage made in heaven! Try this the next time you are thinking of a noodle dish and you will be oh so happy 🙂


  • Prep time – 10 minutes
  • Cook time – 20 minutes


  • Ground Beef (or any other ground meat of your choice) – 700 g 
  • Egg Noodles or Rice Noodles – as per your preference
  • Medium Sized Red Onion (Finely Chopped) – 1
  • Sliced White Mushrooms – 220 g
  • Sliced Bamboo Shoots (0.5-inch pieces) – 10 oz
  • Garlic (Chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Chicken Broth – 3/4 cup
  • Kecap Manis – 3 tbsp
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce – 1.25 tbsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar – 1.5 tsp
  • Chinese 5 Spice Powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Dark brown sugar – 1.5 tbsp
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 4 tsp (Divided in two)
  • Green Onions (Chopped) – 6 stalks


  1. In a bowl, mix the following ingredients and set aside: Chicken Broth, Kecap Manis, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Chinese 5 spice powder, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar
  2. Heat two tsp of the olive oil in a wok. Add the onions and saute till they turn golden brown
  3. Add the ground beef and make sure to divide the ground beef into small chunks. Mix it all together until the beef redness is gone
  4. Add the garlic and saute for a minute
  5. Add the bamboo shoots and mushrooms. Mix everything for 10 minutes
  6. Meanwhile, boil water in another pot and add the noodles. Cook as per package instructions, then drain and toss the remaining olive oil
  7. Go back to your meat pot, and pour the chicken broth-soy sauce mixture into it. Mix it all together for a minute and turn the heat up to medium-high. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cook for 2 minutes
  8. Add the green onions and mix for 2 minutes
  9. Serve warm over the noodles 🙂



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