Oriental Beef and Vegetable Soup

Oriental Beef and Vegetable Soup

A soup with vegetables, thin slices of beef and rice sticks in a chicken broth.

This soup, a meal in itself and inspired by the famous Vietnamese Pho soup, is ideal to use up leftovers from a Chinese fondue.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 10 min

430 calories per serving 


1/2 tbsp canola oil   8 mL
1/2 shallots, finely chopped   20 g
1 clove garlic, minced    
1/2 tbsp gingerroot, grated   7 g
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced   0.4 g
2 cups chicken broth, low-sodium   500 mL
1 cup water   250 mL
1 tbsp fish sauce (nam pla)   15 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
160 g beef for Chinese fondue    
80 g rice sticks (noodles)    
1 carrots, grated   100 g
1 green onions/scallions, thinly sliced   15 g
4 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced   55 g
1 1/2 cup soybean sprouts   100 g

Before you start

Individual 500 ml (2 cups) serving bowls are needed.


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the shallot, then sauté 2-3 min. Add the garlic, ginger and chili pepper. Sauté 3 min with stirring. Pour in the broth and water, then add the fish sauce and a little salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer a few minutes. Adjust the seasoning. Add the meat slices, warm up the meat broth 1 min, then take the saucepan off the heat.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the rice sticks for about 4 min in a large pot of salted boiling water. Drain in a colander, then rinse and drain again. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the vegetables: Grate the carrots, then thinly slice the green onions and mushrooms. Portion out the vegetables into individual serving bowls. Add the soybean sprouts and cooked rice sticks. Pour in the hot broth and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (540g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




12 g

18 %

Saturated 3 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

16 %


45 mg


740 mg

31 %


49 g

16 %


4 g

15 %


3 g


33 g

Vitamin A

60 %

Vitamin C

20 %


8 %


30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¾ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1
Excellent source of :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Vegetables | Main courses/Entrées | Soups | Halal | High Iron | Kosher | Asian

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