Three Great Beef Noodle Soups, with Martin Yan

By LUCKY PEACH

Here is a completely unqualified statement that I dare you to refute: beef noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food. I would bet that a broth-y bowl of slippery noodles and falling-apart-tender beef brings fuzzy feelings to more people on earth than any other dish (save, perhaps, for a bowl of plain rice). Beef noodle soup appears in innumerable forms all throughout Asia (and beyond, if you count tortellini en brodo and sopa criolla and goulash and Campbell’s). There’s rich, sweet red-braised beef noodle soup in Taiwan, fragrant Vietnamese pho, beef udon and ramen, icy-cold Korean naeng myun—all delicious in their own ways. Read more…