Chinese Noodles in Soup

Chinese Noodle Soup
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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
320 Calories
12g Fat
25g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 1063mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 562mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for Chinese noodles in soup comes from chef Deh-ta Hsiung, who points out that noodles in soup (tang mien) are far more popular than fried noodles (chow mein) in China. Recipe reprinted with permission from "Chinese Cookery Secrets: How to Cook Chinese Restaurant Food at Home."


  • 8 ounces chicken breast, or pork fillet, or ready-cooked meat

  • 3 to 4 small Chinese dried mushrooms, soaked

  • 4 ounces bamboo shoots, rinsed and drained

  • 4 ounces spinach leaves, lettuce hearts, or Chinese leaves

  • 2 spring onions, finely shredded

  • 9 ounces egg noodles, dried, or 1 pound fresh

  • 2 1/4 cups stock

  • 2 tablespoons seasoned oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine

Steps to Make It

  1. Thinly shred the meat. Squeeze dry the soaked mushrooms and discard any hard stalks. Thinly shred the mushrooms, bamboo shoots, vegetables, and spring onions.

  2. Cook the noodles in boiling, salted water according to the instructions on the packet, then drain and rinse under cold water. Place in a serving bowl.

  3. Bring the stock to the boil and pour over the noodles; keep warm.

  4. Heat the oil in a preheated wok, add about half the spring onions and all the meat, stir-fry for about 1 minute.

  5. Now add the vegetables (mushrooms and greens), stir-fry for another minute. Add all the seasonings and blend well.

  6. Pour the "dressing" over the noodles, garnish with the remaining spring onions and serve.