When I think of this soup I think of ‘lightness’ and ‘delicacy’ – this is why the vegetables are sliced finely and julienned.
I think it is very important to match the preparation technique of an ingredient to the main character of a dish.
For me, finely sliced vegetables equate with refinement, making this soup balanced not only in terms of flavour, but also in its overall composition.


  • 1 small Cucumber

  • 1 medium carrot peeled

  • 220 g PACKET OF FRESH Hokkien egg noodles

  • 6 cups Chinese Vegetable Stock

  • 0.25 cup Soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Julienne

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 sticks Celery finely sliced on the diagonal

  • 100 g fresh oyster mushrooms stems discarded and caps sliced

  • 150 g fresh shiitake mushrooms stems discarded and caps sliced

  • 150 g snow pea shoots mange-tout, trimmed and finely sliced

  • 2.3 cups finely shredded Chinese cabbages

  • 1 cup fresh bean sprout

  • 0.3 cup Mint leaf

  • 2 large Red chilli's finely sliced on the diagonal


  • 1.

    Using a vegetable peeler, finely slice cucumber and carrot lengthways into ribbons.

  • 2.

    Cut slices into a fine julienne and set aside.

  • 3.

    Place noodles in a colander and rinse well under hot running water, then drain.

  • 4.

    Bring stock to the boil in a large heavy-based pot.

  • 5.

    Add soy sauce, ginger and sugar and stir to combine. Reduce heat, add drained noodles and celery and simmer for 1 minute.

  • 6.

    Toss in reserved carrots, mushrooms, snow peas and cabbage and simmer for a further minute or until noodles are just tender.

  • 7.

    Remove pot from stove.

  • 8.

    Ladle soup into large bowls.

  • 9.

    Place reserved cucumber, bean sprouts, mint and chilli in small separate bowls and serve alongside soup.

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Posted by TremaineReport
Kylie Kwong, Darling you may be reading this on your way home from work and if you were here you would be home by now because I have made this soup and I must say "The home is where the heart is" as it is a quote and so true. As soon as I took my first mouthful of your soup I instantly closed my eyes as I swallowed and in thought my senses told me "I'm home".
Posted by Daphne35Report
Wonderful flavour i am in love with this recipe
Posted by Marg26Report
Light, fresh and flavoursome...excellent