Saturday, November 9, 2013

Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup

Don't ask me why and what not, I really can't tell you why even among the Chinese, there are vegetarians (Vegetarian Fried Mee HoonChinese Vegetarian Noodle Soup). Most probably due to religionism, I believe so and like the Indians, more and more Chinese (Chinese Herbal Chicken SoupChinese Fried Rice, Chay Kway TeowChicken Wanton Soup & Cantonese Yee Mee) are now opting for vegetarianism. Beat me why. Honestly I don't know. As it is, I myself am not a vegetarian, (Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup & Hakka Noodles) neither will I want to be because I can't be a meatless person, nor I am trying hard. Of course, every now and then, in fact my other half-half is a vegetarian (Vegetarian Chow Mein) every Saturday, not me though but I don't actually mind a vegetarian meal and I quite like the concept to a tasty to like this Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup mostly, plus cooking such dishes mind you is not really mind boggling. Nevertheless, a flavorful vegetable broth definitely is a must (Old Cucumber Soup & Burdock Root Soup). Otherwise, vegetable noodle soup dishes will taste bland, and you can either make the broth or get the ready made store bought ones. Whichever, up to you and for this style Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup, I doubt you will struggle in getting the ingredients as listed below. This my style Chinese Vegetable Nodle Soup seriously is flavorsome and unbeatable. 

Ingredients - For two person 
1 can straw mushrooms 
6 garlic - crushed
1 1/2 tbsp kei chi (wolfberries) -soaked in water to soften
Salad leaves - as needed
3/4 liter vegetable stock 
2 rolls Yee Mee 
1 tbsp oil
Crushed black pepper and salt for taste
Spring onion for garnishing
Sauté garlic in oil.
Pour stock and simmer.
Add kei chi and mushrooms, continue to simmer till heated through.
Season with salt and pepper
Place noodle on a serving plate/bowl.
Dip salad leaves in the soup and add on top of noodle.  
Pour soup over and garnish with spring onion.
Optional: serve with sliced chillies drenched in soya sauce and lime.  


  1. Simply love the look of the dish and the pictures! The red napkin brings out all the colours on your plate. Mouth-watering! Must have been so delicious!

  2. Alll your recipes are so different, they look so colorful and yum.

  3. Nava, yee mee is my favorite mee. but never cook this at home. may be i should try and cook this at home.

  4. Great presentation! You seems to like your food on the spicy end. Can see lots of crushed pepper =)

  5. looks and sounds lovely with so much veggies.

  6. My heart goes out to people of Philippines .. Will pry for them.. They are suffering a lot...
    U must drive safely during rainy season..
    About the food, u click your food so well and make it look so good that I feel like eating it now.
    Happy Weekend
    Keep in touch,

  7. I can't believe you make such delicious food after coming back from work and waiting at traffic jams. This is just the perfect comforting food for a winter the flavours and colours!

  8. U said it right, if one can't do anything more for the people suffering, just we could do is remember them in our prayers.. And coming to the recipe, awesome super easy noodle soup, as usual no words clicks are perfect..

  9. i've been hearing regarding the hurricane in the news, it is really sad... hope things get back to normal soon... the pics looks awesome... so colorful...

  10. I hope things are under control now. Lovely and a very heartwarming soup and so colourful too. Very appetising

  11. It is so sad what's happened in the Philippines. Nice hot soup for a cold evening.

  12. Yummy and healthy soup.. Colorful and tempting..

  13. Mmm i love it. Eat with cili padi syok to the max

  14. Mmm i love it. Eat with cili padi syok to the max

  15. Hey Nava, Hugs. Take care...It's very painful to witness a calamity... May God have mercy on us...
    The soup looks totally comforting...

  16. lovin light and refreshing chinese noodle soup!

  17. Hi Nava, very appetizing yee mee soup. You're en excellent cook, everything you cook look so delightful. :))

  18. Lovely color! Your recipes are always so new and interesting :-) Its beautiful!


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