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Chinese-Style Minestrone Soup

Chinese Minestrone Soup Recipe

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First posted in Jun 2009, updated in Nov 2016.

This is a Chinese-style soup which might resemble a western soup to you at first glance. It consists of diced vegetables (potato, onion, tomato, celery and carrot) as well as chicken.

Diced Vegetables (Chinese Minestrone Soup Recipe)

My mum often cooked this, and when I asked her the name of this soup,  she said she had no idea. So I simply called it “Chinese minestrone soup” because the way the vegetables are diced reminds me of minestrone soup.

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In fact, the taste also ends up a little similar to minestrone soup because of the tangy taste of the tomatoes. If you don’t have the patience, you can cut the vegetables to large chunks instead, and it will resemble the familiar local “ABC soup”. Somehow, the soup taste different just by the different cutting method.

Chinese Minestrone Soup Recipe

Whenever I cook this soup, the kitchen is filled with the incredible aroma of the simmering vegetables. This soup is great for clearing the fridge of that last onion, potato, carrot and tomato – all in one pot.

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30 Responses to “Chinese-Style Minestrone Soup”

  1. The Food Addicts — June 13, 2009 @ 6:45 am

    it’s rare that i find a food blog with such beautiful photography! kudos to you! you sure don’t look like a noobie to me!


    • wiffy replied: — June 15th, 2009 @ 10:23 am

      Thank you for your kind words and for visiting me! :halo:


  2. food-4tots — June 14, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    This soup looks great! I also made the same soup for my family. Sometimes I will add oregano and bay leaves to make it taste “Italian”. Hehehe!


    • wiffy replied: — June 15th, 2009 @ 10:24 am

      What a coincidence, I just had an “Italian” version last night with diced tomatoes, pasta and bay leaves 8)


  3. tigerfish — June 15, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    I had a fridge clean-out before I went away for 1 week. Now I am back, need to stock up again!

    Everything in this soup is Minestrone….and agree with food-4-tots, maybe herbs will make it Italian :P


  4. Selba — June 15, 2009 @ 10:24 am

    A nice simple healthy soup :)


  5. foodbin — June 15, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

    the soup looks warm and nutritious.


  6. HoppingHammy — June 15, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

    You always use the cutest dishware sets! :XO: This looks delicious and healthy and your photos are top notch as always! :up:


    • wiffy replied: — June 16th, 2009 @ 9:01 am

      You are the one with top notch photography, Hopping :-) Thanks for your kind words as always :halo:


  7. didally — June 16, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    I like this soup too! My version is without chicken and potatoes. It’s simple and comforting. :-)


  8. Min — June 17, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    this soup looks yummy and easy.. i’m one person whom don’t hv patient to dice my veg. hence they are mostly in chunks!


    • wiffy replied: — June 17th, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

      chunks are nice too. I will cut to chunks next time if I want to save time hehe :-)


  9. brenn — April 9, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    wat a nutritious and easy to make soup…
    you can alway add some mini alphabets pasta to make it a more wholesome soup on its own…
    love ur recipes lotsa…



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