Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chinese Vegetarian Noodle Soup

Vegetarianism? Nope. Not my topic. I have nothing much to say actually. In fact, I shouldn't because we are not full blown vegetarians (Carrot Poriyal, Kailan Oyster SauceCauliflower Curry, Gado Gado & Indian Tofu Curry). Of course, those of you who are born vegetarian or have embarked on a totality vegetarian journey, you are the best people to speak about why and what not about vegetarianism. We on the other hand are the every now and then vegetarians. Whenever we feel like. Not out of badly yearning for holiness or we are assured a place in heaven or what not. This Chinese Vegetarian Noodle Soup. Yes. I coined it.  Carrot, red onion and celery simmered for broth extraction and then given a new lease by enhancing the tastes. Prior to yellow noodles red capsicum and mustard green assembled, coriander leaves garnished and soup/broth/stock generously poured over. Enjoy your meal everyone (Curry Mee Vegetarian & Mee Rojak Vegetarian). Love you all. 

Yellow noodles as needed - blanched to soften
3/4 liter vegetable stock
10 garlic - remove skin and cut into two
1/2 red capsicum - sliced thinly into long stripes
100g mustard greens/sawi - wash and sliced 1 inch length
Coriander leaves for garnishing - sliced
2 tbsp oil
Crushed black pepper and salt for taste.

When oil is heated, sauté garlic.
Add stock and simmer.
Season with pepper and salt.
Keep it simmering.
To serve, blanch mustard green and capsicum in the soup for a min or so.
Assemble noodles in a bowl and top with the blanched veggies.
Pour soup over and garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. Looks wonderful!
    I have completely lost my voice from a cold this morning, so I think a soup week is in order for me, anyways.

  2. This looks like the perfect way to detox after all the holiday food. A veggie soup is something I could really enjoy, light and healthy-yum!
    I hope you enjoy your upcoming vacation. We all need a break once in a while and it is definitely a guarantee that you always come back in better spirits.

  3. Just by looking at soups I feel warm in my home. It will be wonderful if I get that bowl on my table.

  4. This looks so good. I'd like a large bowl. Yum!

  5. I would not miss the meat at all...the noodles and yummy veggies make a delicious meal!

  6. Soup looks good for this kind of weather here,it's very cold here today,and I'm agree,sometime i have to take a break from meat too :)

  7. That looks so good--I also try to eat vegetarian a couple of days a week and this is a nice way to do it.

  8. Looks comforting and delicious!

  9. wow..looks great and yummy i love noodles mix vege yeah! love vege so much, maybe I can try your recipe when my mom is back here he he he

  10. Thanks so much for the comments everyone, we certainly enjoyed it very much.

  11. I'm not a yellow noodle lover. but, i do love vegetarian food. :)


  12. vegetarian noodle,sounds good for a change.

  13. i've always believed in soup. that even if don't eat vegetables, i'll just drink the soup because all the vegetable's nutrients are in the soup too.. nyahaha.. so this vegetable soup would be good for me...


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