This gorgeous, healthy and cost effective soup recipe is a must try at home. 


  • Dried shitake mushrooms

  • Champignon mushrooms

  • Vermicelli noodles

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

  • Broth

  • 3 cups chicken stock or ½ stock cube to 3 cups of water

  • 1 x cinnamon stick

  • 1 x star anise

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • Pinch dried chili flakes

  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce

  • A few dashes of sesame oil

  • 1 tsp minced ginger

  • ½ tsp minced garlic


  • 1.

    This recipe couldn’t be easier and it’s a great base broth to add whatever you have lying around the kitchen.

  • 2.

    Simply bring your stock to a boil then turn it down and add all the broth ingredients. You want to let this simmer for at least 10-15minutes to allow the spices to infuse.

  • 3.

    Strain off your broth, removing the spices, and return to the heat. Add a handful of dried shitake mushrooms and a couple champignons to the soup to absorb the stock and release their unique mushroom flavour.

  • 4.

    In the meantime, pour boiling water over your vermicelli noodles and leave for 2 minutes. Strain your noodles off, place in a large bowl and pour over your warming mushroom broth. Finish with a tablespoon of sesame seeds and some spring onions.


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