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Seaweed, Tofu & Pork Mince Soup

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Seaweed is commonly used in oriental cuisine like Japanese, Korean and Chinese. I often use the seasoned seaweed to add flavours in soup, sometimes cook soups with the unflavoured ones, that normally comes in dried sheet form. Just soak a sheet of seaweed in water until it softens. After rinsing thoroughly, it’s ready to cook with other ingredients I like. This seaweed soup can be done in 15 minutes. It’s one of my favourite quick soups, that adds an extra boost of minerals to my meals.

When it comes to cooking this soup, I pick the kind of seaweed sheets without any seasonings, neither that one for wrapping sushi nor for decorating dishes. The one I used is different from Nori. It often comes in a round package, sold at any Asian stores.

Seaweed, Tofu & Pork Mince Soup (Printable recipe)

  • 1 sheet seaweed (about 12 gm), available at Asian stores
  • 2 slices tofu (about 160 gm), diced
  • 80 gm pork mince
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • Spring onion, diced, optional
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  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger juice
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp shaoxing wine
  • a dash of vegetable oil
  1. Soak seaweed in water until softened. Rinse thoroughly and drain well.
  2. Marinate pork mince with seasoning for 15 minutes.
  3. Use a large pot, pour in chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Add seaweed and cook for 5 minutes, add pork and cook until cooked through. Add tofu. When it boils again. Turn off the heat. Season with salt. Ladle soup in individual serving bowls. Sprinkle spring onion for garnish. Enjoy!
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  1. I like this plain with cubed tofu and seaweed. Sometimes, I'll crack in eggs too and swirl around. My grandma used to make this often for weekday dinners at home but those were long long time ago...

  2. A very healthy dish. Now, I just remember, I have to use the seaweeds that I haven't touched for a while. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  3. This is my favorite soup. Very simple and delicious.

  4. This is my family favourite. I cook it very often cos seaweed is very good for thyroid functions. Totally agree with you that it's very easy to cook. I always use wakame seaweed.

  5. I have never tried seaweed but this looks great, thanks for sharing


  6. Seaweed and pork adds lots of flavor to this soup. I also made something similar recently but tried using another veg which adds flavor too.

  7. Such a comfort food! I still have this pretty often as it really is not that hard to make and isn't that time-consuming at all. I feel like having a sip of the soup now! Very mouth-watering!

  8. Thanks for the recipe... Brings back simple memories of home cooked food.


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