How to Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup



This Thai-style soup is not only hot and sour but also highly aromatic. This vegetarian version is very tasty. It will serve four people.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups/100mls veggie stock
  • salt, pinch
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 200g/7oz rice vermicelli
  • 2-4 bok choy
  • 500g/17.6oz tofu, cubed
  • 2 spring onions/scallions, sliced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1-2 chillies, sliced
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, freshly chopped

Steps

  1. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 1
    1
    Put the stock into a heavy-based saucepan. Bring to boil.
  2. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 2
    2
    Add the salt, sugar, lemongrass and ginger slices. Tear the two kaffir lime leaves and add.
  3. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 3
    3
    Cover the mixture and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 4
    4
    Put the vermicelli into a bowl. Cover completely with hot water. Leave for 5 - 7 minutes. Drain at the end of this time and place equally into four serving bowls.
  5. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 5
    5
    Strain the stock into a bowl. Remove the aromatic ingredients. Return the stock to the saucepan.
  6. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 6
    6
    Cut the bok choy in half. Place into the stock and cook until tender, approximately 3 - 5 minutes. Remove from the stock and place onto the noodles in the bowls.
  7. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 7
    7
    Immerse the tofu cubes in the stock. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove tofu cubes using a slotted spoon.
  8. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 8
    8
    Take the stock off the heat. Add the tamari sauce, chillies, spring onions (scallions) and lime juice. Shred the last kaffir leaf finely. Add to the stock. Combine this mixture together with a few quick stirs.
  9. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 9
    9
    Use a soup ladle to spoon the stock mixture over the noodles in the bowls. Add chopped coriander in a heap on each bowl.
  10. Image titled Make Vegetarian Hot and Sour Noodle Soup Step 10
    10
    Serve immediately.

Tips

  • If preferred, you can add fried tofu direct to the bowl after the stock has been poured in. This has a crispier feel.

Things You'll Need

  • Heavy-based saucepan
  • Bowl for soaking noodles (large ceramic one is perfect)
  • Stirring implement (bamboo spoons are ideal)
  • Stock-holding bowl
  • Slotted spoon
  • Soup ladle
  • Shredder or fine knife
  • Four serving bowls and utensils

Article Info

Categories: Vegetarian