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Asian Beef Noodles

Asian Beef Noodles

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Prep Time

35 min



These warm, sweet, gingery beef noodles are served with a slightly unusual side: ‘smacked cucumber', a traditional Chinese salad that’s as enjoyable to make as it is to eat.

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
3 wheat noodle nests (150g) †
1 red chilli
1 garlic clove
15g root ginger
4 soy sauce sachets (32ml) †
1 spring onion
1/2 cucumber
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 British minute steaks
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil †
You Will Need
Salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 3 wholewheat noodle nests<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • British thick flank steaks
  • 1 toasted sesame oil sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 783 kJ
186 kcal
2696 kJ
641 kcal
of which saturates
8.4 g
2.3 g
29 g
8 g
of which sugars
15.4 g
1.2 g
53 g
4.3 g
Fibre 2 g 6.8 g
Protein 11.3 g 38.8 g
Salt 0.8 g 2.77 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
3 wholewheat noodle nests
wholemeal wheat flour (gluten) (47%), wheat flour (wheat flour (gluten), calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), salt, firming agent: ( e501, e500v)
1 red chilli
red chilli
1 garlic clove
15g fresh root ginger
Ginger (100%) Keep the Ginger chilled.
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 spring onion
spring onion
1/2 cucumber
2 tbsp rice vinegar
rice, salt, water
British thick flank steaks
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (30ml)
sesame seed (100%). Produced in a factory that handles nuts, peanuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Asian Beef Noodles

Lay the cucumber flat on your chopping board and use a rolling pin to bash it so that it splits and breaks up (some force is required)

Tip: Wear an apron as the juices will splatter!

Cut the broken cucumber into rough bite-size pieces

2 Asian Beef Noodles

Boil a kettle

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Toss the cucumber with 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) salt and the chopped garlic in a sieve and set aside over a bowl

3 Asian Beef Noodles

Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop the ginger

Slice the chilli(es) in half lengthways, scrape the seeds out (with a teaspoon) and chop finely

Combine the ginger, chilli, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce with 1 1/2 tbsp (3 tbsp) sugar and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) vegetable oil

4 Asian Beef Noodles

Add the noodles to a pot of salted boiling water over a high heat

Boil for 4-6 min until cooked through but with a slight bite

Meanwhile, chop the spring onion(s), discarding the root ends

Once cooked, drain and return them to the pan off the heat

5 Asian Beef Noodles

Meanwhile, pat the steaks dry with kitchen towel and then rub with 1 tsp (2 tsp) vegetable oil and season generously with salt

Heat a wide-based, dry pan (preferably non-stick) on a high heat and once hot, cook the steaks on each side for 1 min

Transfer the cooked steaks to a clean board, cover with a tea towel and rest for 5 min, reserving the pan

6 Asian Beef Noodles

Return the pan to a low heat (leave it to cool slightly if it's very hot)

Add the ginger chilli sauce and cook for 1 min or until starting to bubble and caramelise

Once bubbling, tip the noodles in and mix well to coat them in the sauce, then remove from the heat

7 Asian Beef Noodles

Slice the steak very thinly (against the grain)

Add the steak, any resting juices, spring onion and sesame oil and toss everything together


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