20-Minute Udon Noodle Pho Bowls
32 oz Beef Stock
8 oz sirloin or flank steak (raw)
1 package Original (Shoyu) Fortune Udon Noodles
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Optional Toppings that I used for each bowl:
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp sliced scallions
1/2 small jalapeno sliced
1 tsp of sambal oelek (for a little spicy kick!)
Bring beef stock, Chinese 5 spice, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper to a boil in a pot. Bring down heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, make sure your beef is very cold so it's easier to cut (One trick is putting it int he freezer for 30 minutes or so before so it is easier to cut). . Slice it paper thin vertically for long slices.
Prepare your soup toppings, rinse, slice and chop anything necessary.
Prepare Udon Noodles according to their package (bring water and seasoning to a boil, add noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes). Do not drain noodles. Keep the broth that has created.
When broth has simmered for 20 minutes. divide out 1/2 the sliced steak and 1/2 the noodles (with their cooking broth) into 2 bowls. Pour beef broth over the beef (this will cook the beef) and noodles. Top with your selected herbs and spices.