This Beef Pares Mami is the Filipino version of pho and is equally tasty. Tender pieces of beef are cooked slowly until meltingly tender in a perfectly seasoned and spiced broth. Fresh egg noodles are then added to make a mouthwateringly delicious soup that is perfect for the entire family!
Heat the oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the beef cubes and cook for 20 minutes, turning the meat halfway through the cooking time, until the beef is browned all over and has released its fat. Add the beef broth and water to the pan, then add the cinnamon sticks and star anise. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until the meat is tender, between 11⁄2 and 2 hours. Season the broth with the soy sauce, sugar and salt and pepper, to taste.
Ladle the noodles into individual bowls and top with a portion of the cabbage
and green onions. Then ladle the hot soup and beef cubes on top. Garnish with
the fried garlic and red chili (optional). Serve with lime slices on the side.