Who says vegan food isn't savory? It absolutely is! Try our Vietnamese Canh Chua Noodle Soup for a rainy, cold day. Canh chua is a everyday Southern Vietnamese favorite to be eaten with rice. But since I'm not a fan of rice, I ate it with noodles instead. :)
Time required: 20 minutes
Noodles; vermicelli or any sort of noodle.
1. 3 cups bac ha (found in Asian super markets
2. 3 cups Pineapples chunks, fresh or from a can, drained
3. 2 tomatoes
4. 2 cups bean sprouts
5. scallions & cilantro, to garnish
6. 1 red chil, optional, to garnish
|tamarind seasoning mix, w/o MSG|
7. 2-3 tsp tamarind soup base or fresh tamarind paste, add as needed for taste
8. 1-4tsp salt, adjust base on your taste
9. 1 tsp vegetable oil
10. 1 tsp chili paste
11. 2 cups of fried tofu
12. 1/4 cup diced scallions (white part)
if you want to eat fish, add fish
12. 10-15 cups of water--depending on your taste
Side salad (optional):
1. lettuce, cut into pieces, as shown
2. mint leaves
|side salad, to eat with noodles|
2. Add water (about 10 cups). Allow water to boil.
3. Add tofu and/or fish
4. Add tomatoes and pineapples
5. Add salt and tamarind soup base
7. Add bean sprouts & bac ha, allow to boil
1. Add soup to cooked noodles noodles or eat with white rice. Use side dish (see salad below)
2. Add garnish, see below
3. sprinkle on some black pepper for more spice!
|garnish with cilantro, scallion and chili|
|vegan canh chua noodle soup, Yum!|
It's a quick recipe and so very delicious! Vegan food is savory and healthy! Good luck!