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Chinese Soup

Chinese Soup

This delicious soup is a flavoursome mix of herbs, mushrooms, soya noodles and small diced vegetables briefly cooked in vegetable stock.

It takes a while to make and there are lots of ingredients, but the result is worth it.

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Last modified on: April 6th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

  • 1 dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake) 50 g dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake)
  • 2 carrot 1 carrot
  • 3 leek 1 leek
  • 4 shallot 1 shallot
  • 5 chicken breast 50 g chicken breast
  • 6 herbs of your choice herbs of your choice
  • 7 Vegetable stock 1 litre Vegetable stock
  • 8 sesame oil 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 9 fine soya noodles 50 g fine soya noodles (optional)
  • 10 peanuts 50 g peanuts
  • 11 peas 50 g peas
  • 12 salt salt
  • 13 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 1,720 grams

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 7 min.8 min.1 hour 15 min.
Preservation: A few minutes, once the herbs are added
At what time?
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
30 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #1 Rehydrate 50 g dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake).

Prepare1 carrot and dice small, prepare 1 leek and 1 shallot and chop finely.
Stage 2
30 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #2 Poach 50 g chicken breast for 5 minutes in 1 litre Vegetable stock, then remove and cut into small pieces.

Drain and chop the mushrooms.

Rinse the herbs, dry them and pick off just the leaves for use.

Dry roast the peanuts briefly in a frying pan.
Stage 3
2 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #3 Pour 3 tablespoons sesame oil into a large saucepan on medium heat.

When hot, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper, stir well and leave to cook for 1 minute without colouring.
Stage 4
3 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #4 Add the carrots and leeks, mix well and cook for 3 minutes.

Next add the peas...
Stage 5
1 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #5 ...then the mushrooms and chicken.
Stage 6
3 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #6 Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to the boil.

Cook for a further minute or two, then test the carrots to check if everything is cooked.
Stage 7
3 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #7 Add 50 g fine soya noodles if you like and mix well.
Stage 8
3 min.
Chinese Soup : Photo of step #8 At the last minute, add the roughly chopped herbs and dry-roasted peanuts.

Serve without delay...


I encourage you to add include some lemon balm with the herbs. This gives the soup a characteristic delicate flavour.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 4.90 €
Per person : 1.23 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (among others)
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Dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake)Dried chinese black mushrooms (shiitake): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken nems, ... All
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Lille style chicken, Taos hotpot, Pan-fried chicken breast on mozzarella, Chicken breasts with tarragon, ... All
PeanutsPeanuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sautéed Pork with Peanuts, Peanut rolls, ... All

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