Beef Mami

This is Beef Mami. Beef Mami is one variation of a noodle soup dish which originated in northern Asia, particularly in China. Chicken or beef are the most common varieties of this noodle soup. This is a typical meryenda or mid-afternoon snack that is nice to have during cold weather. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


  • 1 pound of beef brisket
  • 14 ounces of egg noodles, cooked
  • 4 to 5 hard boiled eggs, sliced in half
  • 1 to 2 pieces of beef bouillon cube
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 6 pieces of star anise
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of spring onions, chopped
  • 1 cup of chinese cabbage, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put the oil in a cooking pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute the garlic and onions.
  3. Place the beef brisket in the pot and cook both sides until brown.
  4. Add the beef bouillon cubes and star anise.
  5. Add the water and bring to a boil.
  6. Allow to boil until beef becomes tender.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Place the cooked egg noodles and Chinese cabbage in a serving bowl.
  9. Pour the soup and beef brisket into the bowl then add sliced boiled egg and sprinkle with chopped spring onions for garnish.
  10. Serve hot.


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