Buddhist Tofu Soup

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Ingredients (12)

  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 lb. firm tofu, cut in 1/2" cubes
  • 4 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 small zucchini, but in ¼" slices
  • 1 cup chinese cabbage, cut in 1" strips
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1/8 tsp. Thai chillies

Summary

The Chinese Buddhists are very strict vegetarians, but they savor each bite and are not opposed to a succulent delight like this dish. Beware of attachment to this dish when consumed, as you will want more and more. From my cookbook What a Wonderful World found at www.crossingculturescusine.com

Instructions

  1. 1In a medium bowl mix the first 3 ingredients with 2 tbsp. of vegetable stock.
  2. 2Add tofu and oil and blend well.
  3. 3Pour the rest of the stock together with the tofu in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  4. 4Add zucchini and simmer for 2 min.
  5. 5Add Chinese cabbage and simmer for 2 min.
  6. 6Add cilantro and ginger and chillies.
  7. 7Serve.
  8. 8Note: Any kind of vegetable may be used in this soup.
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