Bitter melon: 4 – 5 pieces
Tofu: 2 packs
Cloud ear fungus: 5 – 8 pieces
Shiitake mushrooms: 50gr
Baro onions: 1
Seasonings: vegan fish sauce, sugar, vegan broth mix, salt, pepper
Coriander, spring onion
Wash the bitter melon, cut it in half or lengthwise, and use a spoon to scoop out all the intestines
Soak the mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms in warm water until soft, pick out the roots, wash and squeeze dry. Cut the fibers and chop them into small pieces
Wash carrots, peel and cut into cubes
Wash and chop the leek baro onion.
Vermicelli soak and chop 1 – 3 centimeter
Wash tofu and squdry dry
Step 1: Filling mixture inside
Put 2 tofu sticks in a large bowl, wear gloves or use a spoon/fork to crush the tofu.
Next, add all the remaining ingredients (mushrooms, onions, dried vermicelli/vermicelli, carrots).
Season with salt, pepper, and vegetarian broth mix to taste. Continue mixing until all ingredients and spices form an even and homogeneous mixture.
Little tips: If you want to reduce the bitter taste of bitter melon, you can blanch the bitter melon in boiling water, then soak it in ice water for about 2-3 minutes to drain, then prepare to add the filling.
Step 2: Stuff the filling mixture into the bitter melon. Pack the tofu tightly into the bitter melon.
Step 3: Bowl stuffed bitter melon soup
Put a pot on the stove, add enough water to the prepared amount of bitter melon, cook until the water boils, then add the bitter melon and cook over medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until the bitter melon is just tender. mushy.
Season to taste, sugar, broth mix Attention that in this step, you add a little less seasoning
Finally, add a teaspoon of Lien Thanh vegetarian fish sauce to the soup to help balance the salty, sweet and bitter flavors of the dried fish, making the soup more flavorful and fragrant.
Bước 4: Enjoy dish
Scoop into a bowl and add a little coriander and spring onion
Bitter melon soup is delicious when used as soup or served with hot rice. Wishing you success with vegetarian bitter melon soup from Lien Thanh Fish Sauce!