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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mein Chow Soup

Here's another recipe of a popular Chinese Soup, Mein Chow Soup, a thick, hot and spicy soup enhanced with mint and coriander.


  • 6 cups clear vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp capsicum, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cauliflower florets, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 3 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Topping:

  • coriander (finely chopped) and chilli oil


  1. Heat the oil on a high flame in a wok / frying pan.
  2. Add the mint leaves, garlic, ginger & vegetables and stir fry over a high flame for 2-3 mins.
  3. Add the stock, vinegar, soya sauce, chilli sauce, pepper powder and salt and cook for another 2 mins.
  4. Add the stock, soya sauce, salt and pepper powder.
  5. Make a mixture of cornflour in 1 cup of water and slowly add to the soup.
  6. Cook for another 2 mins while stirring continuously.
  7. Mix a little chilli oil.
  8. Serve hot with chopped coriander, chillies in vinegar, soya sauce and chilli sauce.

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