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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:

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
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Step by step recipe

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

Prepare1 carrot and dice small, prepare 1 leek and 1 shallot and chop finely.
30 min.
2 Chinese Soup : Photo of step #2Poach 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.
30 min.
3 Chinese Soup : Photo of step #3Pour 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.
2 min.
4 Chinese Soup : Photo of step #4Add the carrots and leeks, mix well and cook for 3 minutes.

Next add the peas...
3 min.
5 Chinese Soup : Photo of step #5...then the mushrooms and chicken. 1 min.
6 Chinese Soup : Photo of step #6Pour 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.
3 min.
7 Chinese Soup : Photo of step #7Add 50 g fine soya noodles if you like and mix well. 3 min.
8 Chinese Soup : Photo of step #8At the last minute, add the roughly chopped herbs and dry-roasted peanuts.

Serve without delay...
3 min.


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

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
6106123 gr570 gr371 gr
305 %47 %54 %56 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3557 gr33 gr22 gr
18 %3 %3 %3 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
130 gr142 gr92 gr
76 %12 %13 %14 %
% 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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PeanutsPeanuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Peanut rolls, Sautéed Pork with Peanuts, ... All
PeasPeas: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pea risotto "mantecare", Eggs en Cocotte à la Française, Fillet of pollack cooked in two stages, Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Salmon "en papillote" with small vegetables, ... All
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

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