Beef Yakamein (New Orleans Spicy Beef Noodle Soup)

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Appears in Cook's Country February/March 2022

This delectable beef noodle soup originated in Chinese American restaurants. Thanks to one New Orleans chef, the uniquely Creole version of it is gaining in popularity.

SERVES 6

TIME 3¼ hours

Beef Yakamein (New Orleans Spicy Beef Noodle Soup)

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Yakamein (loosely translated from Chinese as “an order of noodles”) originated in Chinese American restaurants all across the United States when chefs improvised with the ingredients they had on hand. Thanks mainly to the tireless efforts o...

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