Here’s All You Need To Know about Bok Choy Soup
If you’re looking for a vegetable soup that’s hearty and filling, look no further. Bok Choy Soup is a popular Asian soup recipe. It is best served chilled with some oyster sauce on top and can be found in many different variations throughout Asia.
In this blog article, you will learn all about the history of Bok Choy Soup, what type of ingredients to use, how to make it, and how it should be enjoyed!
What is Bok Choy Soup?
Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable that has a long, slender stem and bright green leaves. It can be found at most supermarkets in the vegetable produce section. Bok choy is mildly flavored and can be eaten cooked or raw.
Bok choy soup is a popular dish and manly made from bok choy and chicken broth. The soup is served cold or hot and can be garnished with scallions or ginger.
Bok Choy Soup Recipe for when You Are in a Hurry
There are many delicious ways to cook up this versatile vegetable! But the most common is a clear chicken or vegetable broth with diced bok choy and scallions.
Other variations include adding shrimp, crabmeat, or pork to the broth for extra flavor. Bok choy soup can be served hot or cold, and can be made with either fresh or frozen bok choy.
Let’s start with a basic recipe. This recipe is wonderful because you can use it as a base and then add whatever you like. This recipe is easy to follow and will result in a delicious and nutritious soup.
The following ingredients are all you need to make this dish:
Salt and pepper
Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a pot and let simmer until the bok choy is soft. Enjoy!
Bok Choy Soup Recipe that is a Favorite One
This is one of our favorite soup recipes. The broth is so very flavorful, the ingredients are simple, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers from another dinner. (You can also freeze bok choy for next time.)
This recipe calls for spicy sausage or kielbasa, but you can use any type of sausage you like to give the soup some extra flavour.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 pounds beef or turkey hot dogs or sausages, sliced into thin pieces (use just one kind if using more than one)
3 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed through a garlic press
Add 1 teaspoon ground paprika
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 10-ounce package fresh button mushrooms, stemmed and halved (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup red wine or beef broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
6-8 pieces bok choy, washed and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed (optional)
Garnish: finely chopped parsley
How to prepare:
1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the oil.
2. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes.
3. Add the sausage and brown in batches for about 5 minutes, stirring as necessary.
4. Transfer to a bowl to drain; do not wipe out the pot.
5. Add the carrots and celery, stirring until tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.
6. Stir in the garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Add the mushrooms, soy sauce, wine or broth and vinegar to a small bowl; blend to blend.
8. Add the stock mixture to the pot along with the bok choy and some water if needed (1/4 cup). 9. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until the bok choy is tender.
10. Serve hot with a sprinkling of parsley on top as garnish!
Warm or Cold Bok Choy Soup?
Bok choy is a versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed in a variety of soups and stews. Whether you want your soup to be warm or cold, there are a few tips that will help you make the perfect selection.
When it comes to choosing the right temperature for bok choy soup, think about your preference. If you want the soup to be warm, try using warmer ingredients such as chicken or beef broth. If you prefer a colder soup, use less broth and add ice cubes or chilled ginger ale. For a balanced taste, try adding both warm and cold ingredients together.
Another important consideration when making bok choy soup is the type of broth that you use. If you are using chicken broth, make sure to add fresh ginger before cooking so that the flavor is enhanced. In contrast, if you are using beef or vegetable broth, don’t add fresh ginger during cooking since it will overpower the other flavors in the soup. Instead, add it raw at the end after all of the other ingredients have been added.
Finally, no matter if you prefer your soup warm or cold, be sure to enjoy your delicious bok choy soup with some steamed rice on the side for a complete meal.
What are the Best Ingredient to Add in your Bok Choy Soup?
There are so many fantastic ingredients that can be added in Bok Choy Soup, but some of our favourites include:
Chow Mein Noodles
Fried rice is a great way to enjoy Bok Choy soup – the combination of the crispy fried rice and the tender bok choy is a perfect match.
Another great option is steamed rice – not only does it add some texture to the soup, but it also makes it very filling.
Chow Mein Noodles is another great choice – it’s easy to make, and it’s always a hit with guests.
Tempura is one last great option – it can be enjoyed as a side dish or as an appetizer. Whatever you choose, we know you’ll love it!
Bok Choy with Ramen is often paired with a light broth and seafood or meat.
Conclusion on Bok Choy Soup
If you’re looking for a vegetable soup that can be enjoyed as a meal or as a simple side dish, bok choy soup is a great option. It’s light, fresh and full of flavour. And what makes it even better is that it can be made in advance and stored for a couple days in the fridge.
For us, this means less planning when you are getting ready for a meal and more time to enjoy your day to day routine.
A win-win situation from our perspective.