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Definitely my favorite asian dish. The good thing is that you don’t need to go to China to try it. Almost every city in Asia and in a lot of western countries has a Chinatown where you can find the typical food stands that serve this soup. In lots of them you can even choose the kind of noodles and meat you want; and they are so cheap because is a really basic food in Chinese cuisine. People have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every time is the perfect time to enjoy a Chinese soup.
I tried it the first time in Shanghai, but because it was my first time in Asia I wasn’t really a big fan of it. Then I got used to the smell of the streets and the flavor of the food and now, I love it. I actually spent some weeks in Kuala Lumpur and I went everyday to the Chinatown area for my daily Chinese soup from the stand of a very nice Chinese woman that looked like a man.
Is very easy to make and it’s perfect for a cold night or if you’re hungover. There’s a lot of different kind of soups but this one is my favorite.
Ingredients (1 portion)
– Vegetable broth
– Ramen, egg or rice noodles
– 1/2 boiled egg
– 1/4 cup of cooked chopped meat (any kind) or tofu.
– Couple of shrimps
– 3 Lettuce leaves or nori (asian seaweed)
– Chopped green onion
– 1/2 cup of bean sprouts
– Sriracha sauce
In a pot boil the broth and the sriracha sauce. This traditional asian sauce will spice up the soup.
When it boils just add the rest of the ingredients. Everything has to be cooked before you put it in the soup except the lettuce, nori and bean sprouts. Mix and serve.
Serving suggestion: You can add some chopped green onion on top of the soup.