There are so many different variations of Asian noodle soups, such as Vietnamese Pho, Ramen Noodles, and many more. Although they are delicious, most noodle soups are made with high-carb ingredients that cannot be eaten on a keto diet.
Luckily, we took one of the most traditional and everyday soups created in Asian cuisine and turned it into a keto-friendly meal.
Asian cuisine is similar to Italian in terms of having a rich food culture. Some people believe that the process of eating is some sort of art, where cooking and digesting helps to heal the soul and set the right mindset.
Every dish should be pleasant looking as well as tasteful, using only fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our recipe calls for keto-friendly ingredients that will awaken a zen mood within you.
Like most low-carb Asian noodle soups, it all starts with fresh ingredients. Because Asians enjoy making a new dish from scratch every time they set up a table, all cuisine is freshly made.
A traditional beef noodle soup has multiple uses. It can cure your hangovers and is a great way to start a productive day (some Asians prefer to eat soups for breakfast).
This is because many people believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While most rush through drinking coffee and maybe a few bites of something quick, Asians find time to actually cook.
Our recipe features a fresh, warm soup that will set the mood for a whole day ahead. It also provides the body with much-needed hydration after a night’s worth of fasting.
White noodles, golden broth, a yellow egg, and green fresh seasonings – your plate was never that colorful!
Unlike Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup, we use ground beef for this recipe instead of thinly sliced tender beef. We also use bone broth to prepare the soup instead of making the broth from scratch.
Bone broth has so many health benefits, including gut and digestion health. It has also been shown to support skin, hair, nails, joints and weight loss. Beef broth has anti-inflammatory amino acids and collagen, which is an important type of protein that your body absolutely needs.
When choosing bone broth, make sure it doesn’t have any sugar added. A good brand to choose is Kettle & Fire’s Beef Bone Broth as it’s made of 100% grass-fed beef and organic ingredients.
We use shirataki noodles instead of rice or wheat noodles to keep it keto-friendly and gluten-free. Shirataki (also known as miracle noodles or konjac noodles) are a type of Japanese noodle that is made from the konjac yam.
You can try this Skinny Noodles Shirataki Spaghetti brand. They’re made of indigestible dietary fiber, which means they have no calories or net carbs. This is why they are called “miracle” and “skinny” noodles.
This recipe is versatile. You can use minced beef, thin beef slices, beef meatballs, or chicken to make this soup.
Make sure you use a high-quality brand of meat. If using ground beef, look for a grass-fed or grass-finished brand that contains no hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives.
You can use beef meatballs as long as they do not contain gluten or breadcrumbs. Using chicken instead of beef would make this dish lighter. However, beef contains many nutrients that shouldn’t be overlooked, including protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12.
If you decide to go with chicken, then go with an organic brand that is free from antibiotics. We encourage you to try this dish for breakfast often!
Let’s Do It!
Boil one egg.
For the meat: Some people prefer to saute the meat first before adding to the soup. Others just add raw meat to the boiling soup as this will cook the meat. If you follow this recipe, simply saute ground beef in a pan with salt and pepper for 3 minutes so the salty flavor is absorbed inside the meat.
Prepare the soup: In another pot, boil the bone broth then add beef and the herbs in and simmer for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the noodles. Rinse and drain shirataki noodles according to the package directions then add to the soup. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. You can add a little bit of sesame oil in for taste. It’s optional.
Serve in a bowl with boiled egg halves and scallions while it’s still hot. If you love Asian veggies, throw in some Bok Choy leaves.
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Keto Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup
- 5 oz Ground beef (fried minced beef, roast beef, beef meatballs, etc…)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (to saute beef)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Boil one egg in a pot.
- In the meantime, cook meat the way you prefer, such as sauteing ground beef with salt and pepper.
- In another pot, add bone broth and bring to boil. Lower the temperature, add cooked beef meat, garlic, ginger, cardamom and salt, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Rinse and drain shirataki noodles and add to the soup. Simmer for another 3 minutes. Add a little bit of sesame oil in for taste (optional). You can also add a few bok choy leaves in as well.
- Divide the soup between two bowls, garnish with egg halves and scallions, and serve.