The weather has not been very friendly the past few days - it's dark, gloomy, cold and wet. Winter is definitely on its way! But this also means, "soup time" for me :)! I have always enjoyed eating different types of soups and stews, especially when the weather is bitterly cold, there's just something comforting about slurping a bowl of warm noodle or chicken soup...! Well..., I don't actually slurp my soup, but I somehow like the word 'slurping' because it reminds me of Japanese cartoon characters who totally enjoy devouring their ramen ;).
Actually I made this mandu soup a few weeks ago, when the weather was not that chilly yet. But I just didn't feel like posting about this soup until now. I used the same mandu recipe as last year and the stock is extremely easy to make: basically just water with dashi granules and sesame oil.
Ingredients - serves 1
- 5 mandu
- 500 ml water
- 3 tsp dashi granules
- 1 tbs sesame oil
- Chopped green onions
- Seeded red chillies, sliced
- Toasted sesame seeds
- Thin omelet (optional)
- Bring water to a boil. Add the mandu and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add dashi and sesame oil. Stir and let cook for another 50 seconds.
- Transfer the mandu soup to a bowl.
- Garnish with chopped green onions, chili slices, sesame seeds and thin omelet.