Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

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Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

Any kind of vegetable soup (canh) is a must in Vietnamese home cooking. Canh Dau Hu He is a very simple soup that takes no more than 15 minutes to make. The soup is made of chicken stock, tofu, garlic chives and ground pork. That's pretty much it. It's great for when you are super lazy, like me during these cold days when I rather lounge under warm blankets than cook in the kitchen.

Ingredients for Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

Ingredients for Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

Vietnamese Tofu and Garlic Chive Soup with Ground Pork (Canh Dau Hu He Nau Thit Bam)

Serves 4-5

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Season ground pork with chicken stock powder, sugar, salt and black pepper.
  2. To the bottom of a small pot, heat vegetable oil on medium high heat and fry garlic and shallot until fragrant. Add ground pork and fry for about 5 minutes, breaking up the pork into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add chicken stock to pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Season stock with fish sauce and MSG (optional).
  5. Add tofu and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Add garlic chives then immediately turn off heat. Serve soup as a side dish to steamed white rice and your favorite Vietnamese meat dish for a complete meal.