TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s Ho Chie Tsai and Karen Lin take you on a Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup tasting adventure as they attend a special event sponsored by the Asia Society and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco featuring the winner of the 2011 Taipei International Beef Noodle Soup Festival, Chef Hou Chun-sheng.
In Taiwan, beef noodle soup (牛肉麵) is considered a national dish. Of 189 entries and 40 finalists, Chef Hou’s recipe placed first in the most popular category –spicy braised beef noodle. The soup includes a rich broth flavored with tomato paste, fermented bean curd sauce and the Chef’s own Chinese herbal mixture.
You can see the recipe here:
Visiting Taipei, Taiwan soon? Be sure to visit Room 18, a popular night club in Taipei, where Chef Hou currently serves as the executive chef. Before long, he will likely open his own beef noodle soup shop and fulfill his lifelong dream.
This event was co-sponsored by Hyphen Magazine and Taiwanese American Professionals, San Francisco Bay Are Chapter (TAP-SF) and was hosted at L’Olivier Restaurant at 465 Davis Court, San Francisco, CA.