Sometimes, I have a strong urge to go meatless for a meal or two. Here is a very simple soup which I prepared and served with my Steamed Garoupa.
1 loufah - remove the skin and cut wedges
some black fungus - soaked and break into small pieces
some carrots - sliced
any dried mushrooms - soaked and cut smaller pieces
a handful of taufu puffs - cut half
1 cup water or vegetarian soup stock
some light soy sauce, salt, msg and pepper to taste
1 tsp sesame oil
- Heat sesame oil in a claypot. Saute mushrooms until aromatic. Add in black fungus and carrot. Stir fry to mix ingredients.
- Pour in water or stock and add in seasoning. Bring it to a boil, then add in taufu puffs. Boil for 1-2 minutes. Taste to adjust seasoning.
- Lastly add in the loufah to cook. Off fire once the loufah is soft.
- Serve immediately.
Can add a few slices of ginger, fried garlic crisps and steamboat stock for more aromatic soup