Spicy Bok Choy and Leek Soup

 This is a delicious recipe for my favorite spicy soup. It’s a hearty soup that warms my tummy and mouth with a sweet heat. I know there are a lot of ingredients but all of them are worth the investment, trust me!


                                                  Serves 2-3 people

 Note: This is a very spicy soup so use less heat if you need to. When in doubt start with less. You can always add more.

2 large leeks (cleaned well and chopped)

4 Bok choy bundles (or broccoli if you can’t get Bok choy)

2 large cloves of garlic  (minced)

2 boxes of mushroom broth (or you can make 2 quarts/64 oz. of your own, great recipe here)

1 full package of udon noodles or one hearty hand full (I like to use Hakubaku organic udon noodles they are the best)

1 tsp. Hot pepper/finely chopped cherry bombs, thai, or cayenne peppers are best (or you can use 3 tsp. extra chili flakes if you don’t have a hot pepper)

1 tbs. ginger

2 tsp. cilantro

1 tsp. chili flakes

3/4 cup soy sauce

1 tbs. rice wine

2 tbs. peanut oil

1 1/2 cups water


After you have chopped all of your vegi’s get out a large soup pot. Heat the pot and then add the peanut oil. Let that sit for out 20 seconds then add the leek, garlic, hot pepper and bok choy. Note: If  you use broccoli add that in first with a little water and cover for about 5 minutes on medium low heat. Then drain the water and add leek, garlic, hot pepper and peanut oil.

Let that cook on medium low heat for about 5 minutes. Then add the rice wine. Let that cook about 2 min. then add the spices and  1/4 cup of the soy sauce.

Cook for about another two min. Note: you don’t want the vegis to get to tender so turn down the heat if necessary.

Add the mushroom broth and water turn up the heat a little and bring to a boil.

Once the water is at a rapid boil add in the noodles.  Stir constantly so they don’t stick.

Turn the flame down to medium heat.

After the noodles get a little soft add in the rest of the soy sauce.

Add more spice if you need to. Cook until the noodles are done. Then you are ready to eat.


-Tasha Delrosso



~ by beautyinbabylon on March 5, 2010.

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