Searching for a scrumptious, wholesome meal that’s a breeze to prepare and bursting with taste? Vegetable tofu noodle soup is the answer you’ve been seeking! This mouthwatering soup fuses a flavorful veggie broth, velvety tofu, crisp vegetables, and delicate noodles to forge a dish that satisfies and nourishes in equal measure. Whether you’re a dedicated vegetarian or simply craving a cozy bowl of soup, this recipe won’t disappoint. So, tie on your apron and prepare to master this delectable vegetarian delight!
- Fresh vermicelli noodle: 300 gr
- Soy milk: 1 liter
- Carrot: 1 piece
- White radish: 1 bulb
- Fried tofu: 1 piece
- Pork bologna vegetarian: 100 gr
- Straw mushrooms: 200 gr
- Abalone mushrooms: 100 gr
- Baro onion: 1 branch
- Raw vegetables (bean sprouts / bananas / spinach): 100 gr
- Color oil: 3 tablespoons
- Cooking oil: 1 tablespoon
- Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
- Vegetarian seasoning: 2 tablespoons
- Common seasonings (monosodium glutamate/salt/sugar/ground pepper)
How to Choose and Buy Delicious Tofu
To purchase fresh tofu, it is recommended to choose pieces that have a natural ivory white color similar to soybeans, which feel light, smooth, and elastic when held. It is also essential to pay attention to the aroma of the tofu. High-quality tofu pieces will have a distinctive, fatty scent of soybeans.
Avoid buying yellowish tofu pieces as they may contain excessive amounts of gypsum. Similarly, do not select hard, crumbly pieces of tofu with a faint scent of lime, as these may be old or contain impurities, resulting in a dry and spongy texture when consumed.
1. To make broth, you need to boil soy milk
Firstly, place a pot on the stove and pour 1 liter of soy milk into it. Cook the milk over high heat until it boils. Then, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt to the pot. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the milk for about 5 minutes to allow it to curdle into young tofu.
Next, remove the layer of condensed whey that forms on top of the pot. Add 1 liter of filtered water to the remaining milk and bring it to a boil. Then, add sliced carrots and white radish to the pot. Let the soup simmer on low heat for around 15-30 minutes until the vegetables become soft.
2. Making soup
To make the soup, start by placing 1 piece of fried tofu and 100g of straw mushrooms in a bowl of young tofu. Mix in 1 tablespoon of vegetarian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper, and 1/2 tablespoon of cashew oil.
After mixing well, place the bowl in a colander and steam it over medium heat for about 15 minutes until the surface thickens. Then, add 1/2 tablespoon of cashew oil on top and steam for an additional 5 minutes on high heat before turning off the heat and letting it cool.
In another pan, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and heat until it’s hot. Add minced onion and fry until golden before adding the tomatoes and stirring until slightly softened. Then, add 2 tablespoons of cashew oil, 100g of straw mushrooms, 100g of abalone mushrooms, and 100g of vegetarian rolls cut into pieces. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetarian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of MSG, 1 teaspoon of ground pepper, and season to taste. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes until all the ingredients are fully absorbed before turning off the heat.
3. Finished product
After 30 minutes, when the pot of broth is soft and sweet, you put all the stir-fried mushrooms and pork bologna in the pot. Bring to a boil again and season to taste. Finally, you put the noodle in a bowl, scoop the soup on top and pour the broth in and you’re done. Vegetable noodle soup served with some raw vegetables, lemon and chili can be enjoyed.
In conclusion, making vegetable tofu noodle soup is a great way to create a frugal and delicious vegetarian dish that your family will love. With the natural sweetness of the broth from vegetables, the aromatic and earthy taste of mushrooms, the savory flavor of tofu and vegetarian bologna pork, and the slight sourness of fresh tomatoes, this soup is truly a flavor explosion.
And with the addition of some fresh raw vegetables, lemon, and chili, it’s a healthy and satisfying meal that’s both tasty and visually appealing. So why not give it a try and impress your loved ones with this delightful dish?
Reference: Dien May Xanh