Shiitake & Chinese Pickled Vegetable Soup

The saltiness of the Chinese pickles (zhàcài) and the Umami of Shiitake go perfectly together! When you come home from work in the cold, having a warm, slightly salty soup that gradually seeps into your body is wonderful. Dried Shiitake prevent colds because they improve the body's immune system.

Ingredients (4 servings) (30 minutes)

  • 10g Dried Shiitake
  • 50g Chinese pickled vegetable (zhàcài)
  • 1 bunch Bok choy
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • 800ml Water
  • 2 Tbsp Chicken stock powder
  • A few drops of Soy sauce


Rehydrate the dried Shiitake and slice thinly, then wash the pickled vegetables and chop finely.
Cut the bok choy into bite-size pieces.
Stir fry 1. with sesame oil, then add water and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add the chicken stock powder and adjust the taste with soy sauce.
Add the bok choy, bring to a boil, and serve.


Rehydrating dried Shiitake with cold water gets rid of bad odors and brings out more sweetness and flavor.

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