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Beef, Bok Choy & Noodle Broth

Preparation time: 
15 minutes
Cooking time: 
25 minutes


  • 4 cups (1L) beef stock
  • 4 cups (1L) water
  • 1 tablespoon (20mL) Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce*
  • 3cm piece ginger, grated
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 250g dried thick rice noodles
  • 2 teaspoons (10mL) fish sauce
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy, stems separated
  • 400g beef fillet, very thinly sliced
  • Coriander leaves, to serve


  1. Place beef stock, water, Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Less Salt Soy Sauce, grated ginger, star anise and cinnamon sticks into a saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to packaging directions. Drain, then divide among 4 serving bowls.
  3. Trim bok choy leaves from stems, and slice stems finely. Coarsely chop coriander leaves.
  4. Strain the stock mixture into a heat-proof bowl, discarding cinnamon sticks, star anise. Transfer the stock back into a saucepan and simmer over a medium heat.
  5. Stir in fish sauce and bok choy stems. Cook for 1 minute then remove from heat. Stir in bok choy leaves and beef. Ladle soup over the noodles and top with coriander leaves.

*Substitute with Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce or Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Gluten Free Soy Sauce if desired.