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

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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: 1,670 grams

Change to the quantities for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people
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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 7 min.8 min.1 hour 15 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 30 min.
Chinese Soup
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
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
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
Add the carrots and leeks, mix well and cook for 3 minutes.

Next add the peas...

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Chinese Soup
...then the mushrooms and chicken.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Chinese Soup
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
Add 50 g fine soya noodles if you like and mix well.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Chinese Soup
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.
A few minutes, once the herbs are added.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,406 Kcal or 5,887 Kj33 gr120 gr81 gr
70 %13 %11 %12 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
84 Kcal or 352 Kj2 gr7 gr5 gr
4 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
352 Kcal or 1,474 Kj8 gr30 gr20 gr
18 %3 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Celery, Sesame, Soybeans, Peanuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.35 €
  • Per person : 1.09 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Vegetable stockVegetable stock: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mexican-style pork medallions , Country vegetable soup, Asparagus "en petit pois", Stuffed cabbage leaves, Melt-in-the mouth meat and vegetables in a sealed casserole, ... All
PeasPeas: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: French-style peas, Pea and avocado salad, Paella, Baby broad beans and peas with rice and mascarpone , Chinese style chicken, ... 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
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sautéed turmeric chicken with mushrooms, Chicken club sandwich, Beetroot and fried chicken salad, Chicken "cantina", Baker's chicken and potato tart, ... All
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