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Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup

Asian Vegetable Noodle Soup - a faux pho Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 7 mins Total time: 12 mins Serves: 4 I usually cook the whole package of noodles, and store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge. This way I can prepare my next pot of soup in less than 10 minutes. The leftover noodles also make a great school or work lunch, tossed with shredded spinach, cabbage, julienned carrots, and a dressing of soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and a drop of simple syrup.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 carrots
  • 6 cups Rich Mushroom Stock recipe here
  • Generous handful baby spinach
  • Splash of rice wine vinegar
  • 3 1/2 ounces 98 grams Chinese noodles (such as chukka soba), prepared according to package directions
  • 1/4 small head of green cabbage thinly sliced
  • Handful fresh cilantro
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh red chili pepper chopped fine (optional)
  • Slow-Roasted Crispy Mushrooms recipe here


  • Using a vegetable peeler, create ribbons with the carrots (store the cores in a container, and use to make vegetable stock, but truthfully my girls love eating them as-is).
  • Combine the stock, carrots, spinach, and rice wine vinegar in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the carrots are tender.
  • Divide the cabbage and noodles amongst four deep soup bowls. Ladle the soup into the bowls. Top with the herbs, chili pepper, and mushrooms. Serve hot.