The beef can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Remove the fat from the surface and reheat in a 350° oven before proceeding to Step 4.
Rice noodles are available at Asian markets. Or substitute any long, broad noodle.
With this Chinese-inspired stew, try any of Turley Wine Cellars's single-vineyard Zinfandels, such as the Aida Vineyard, if you can find it. Or serve your favorite beer.