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Chinese Lamb Noodle Soup

Chinese Lamb Noodle Soup

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chinese broccoli, lamb
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Instant Pot Pressure Build-up and Release 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Calories 141 kcal


Lamb Broth

  • 2 pounds lamb shanks
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 white cardamon pods
  • 1 black cardamon pod cracked
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 scallions crushed, cut into 2" pieces
  • 1 slice ginger peeled, 1" thick
  • 1 clove garlic peeled, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Shaoshing wine

Noodle Soup

  • 10 grams dried cloud ear fungus
  • 100 grams dried cellophane noodles 2 packs
  • 4 cups green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • white pepper powder to taste
  • minced scallions for garnish
  • chili oil if desired


Lamb Broth

  1. Place lamb shanks, Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, fennel seeds, white and black cardamon pods, cinnamon, scallions, ginger, garlic and wine in Instant Pot. Add water to maximum fill line (~ 14 cups).

  2. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Let pressure naturally release.

  3. Remove lamb and let cool; remove meat from bones and shred.

  4. Strain broth.

Lamb Noodle Soup

  1. Soak wood ear mushrooms in warm water for 1/2 hour. Drain.

  2. Soak cellophane noodles in warm water for 15 minutes. Drain.

  3. Bring 8 cups of Lamb Broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Add cabbage and wood ear mushrooms. Cook 3-4 minutes until cabbage softens but is still has some bite.

  4. Add cellophane noodles. Cook 3-4 minutes. Add salt, seasoning to taste.

  5. To serve, divide noodles, cabbage, wood ear mushrooms, and lamb among four bowls. Ladle soup on top. Sprinkle with minced scallions on top. Sprinkle some white pepper on top, and drizzle with chili oil, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Xi'an Famous Foods

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Lamb Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 669mg29%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 128IU3%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.