West Lake Beef Soup

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins

West Lake Beef Soup is a traditional delicacy in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, named after its place of origin, West Lake. It is a savory and delicious soup dish with a rich and satisfying flavor. West Lake Beef Soup has become a symbol of Hangzhou, loved by both locals and tourists alike.


0/14 Ingredients
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0/5 Instructions
  • Mix the cornstarch and water to make slurry.
  • Boil a pot of water. Add the ground beef to the pot and let it boil for one minute. Use a strainer to transfer the ground beef to a bowl and discard the water.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and 2 cups of water, bringing the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, then add grated ginger, ground beef, minced shiitake mushrooms, and diced tofu. While the soup is simmering, add Chinese rice wine, white pepper powder, and salt to it.
  • Slowly pour the cornstarch slurry into the soup. Then, beat the egg whites into the soup, stirring gently to create ribbons of cooked egg. Add the finely chopped cilantro and sesame oil, stirring to blend evenly.
  • Turn off the heat and ladle the soup into bowls. Enjoy the delicious West Lake Beef Soup!

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