Manchow Soup Recipe


(1 cup = 250 ml)
¼ cup shredded cabbage
¼ cup grated carrots
¼ – 1/3 cup sliced or chopped mushrooms
¼ cup finely chopped French beans
¼ cup finely chopped onions or spring onion whites
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 tsp finely chopped celery (optional)
1 – 2 fresh red chilies or green chilies – chopped
½ tsp rice vinegar or regular vinegar
2 tsp soy sauce or as required
¼ tsp Catch black pepper powder
3 cups water or vegetable stock
6 tsp corn starch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
2 tsp finely chopped coriander for garnishing (optional)
1 tbsp sesame oil
Salt as required
For Fried Noodles (optional)
1/3 cup cooked noodles
Oil for frying

Accompaniments with Manchow Soup:

  • Garlic Fried Rice
  • Spring rolls
  • Hakka Noodles


  • Chop all the veggies and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the freshly chopped red chilies, ginger and garlic.
  • Sauté for a minute and add the chopped onions. Sauté again.
  • Add finely chopped French beans and mushrooms.
  • Stir fry on a medium flame till the mushrooms turn light brown on the edges.
  • Add grated carrots, shredded cabbage, finely chopped capsicum/bell peppers and celery.
  • Stir fry on a medium to high flame for 3-4 mins.
  • In the meantime, you could fry the cooked noodles (optional step).
  • Once the veggies are stir fried for a few mins, add the soy sauce and the Catch black pepper powder.
  • Add water or vegetable stock.
  • Season with salt. Allow the soup to simmer on a medium flame. Add salt as required as soy sauce also has salt.
  • Make a smooth paste of water and corn starch.
  • Add the corn starch paste to the soup and let it thicken.
  • Lastly, add the vinegar and turn off the flame.
  • You can garnish the soup with coriander leaves.
  • Stir and serve hot manchow soup with fried noodles.

Recipe Notes/ Suggestions:

  • If you are allergic to mushrooms, you can also add tofu or sprouts.
  • Thickness of the soup can be altered by adding or reducing the quantity of corn starch.

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