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Chinese Vegetable and Noodle Soup

Cold outside? Warm up with a big delicious bowl of this Chinese-style soup! Loaded with ginger, garlic, chili, and fresh vegetables, it's a full-flavoured way to boost your immunity in any season.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Yield: Serves 2 (can easily be doubled to serve 4)


We usually use a brown rice vermicelli noodle for this recipe, but whole wheat or buckwheat noodles are also excellent options (just make sure they're made without added oils). If Chinese mushrooms are not available, you can substitute regular button or swiss brown mushrooms instead. You can also use 2-3 cups of chopped spinach or kale in place of the Chinese greens if that's more convenient.

Adjust the spiciness of the broth to your liking by adding more or less chili and ginger. 


  • 200g whole wheat or brown rice noodles
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 red chili, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 small heads of baby bok choy
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mixed mushrooms (enoki, shimeji, shiitake, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • ¼ tsp. Chinese 5 spice
  • ¼ cup finely chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • ¼ cup finely sliced scallions (spring onions)


  1. Wash the bok choy thoroughly. Separate the stems from the leaves, and set the leaves aside. Thinly slice the stems and place aside.
  2. Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, rinse, and set aside.
  3. In a wok or large saucepan, heat the vegetable broth along with the chili, garlic and ginger. Bring the broth to a boil for 1 minute, then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add the bok choy stems, sliced carrots and mushrooms, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the bok choy leaves, beans sprouts and Chinese 5 spice, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  5. To serve, divide the noodles between two large bowls. Top with vegetables and broth, and sprinkle with coriander and sliced scallions. Serve hot.