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Noodle Soup {Quick Delicious Way}

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Noodle Soup {Quick Easy Delicious Way}

Noodle Soup is a well-liked every day quick, tasty, and comforting meal in China. The noodle soup bowl includes a soup base which is usually some sort of broth, cooked noodles, some vegetables, and a protein topping as an option.

You can whip out a healthy & delicious noodle soup in less than 10 minute if you learn a few tips & tricks.

Ideas for the Noodle Soup base:

Juice from cooking Nanjing Salted Duck

If you cook Nanjing salted duck, absolutely save the juice left in the wok used for slow simmering the duck for 1.5 hours. The juice is exceptionally delicious and has all the seasonings already there.

The Nanjing salted duck juice is very concentrated, to use in the noodle soup, mix it with half of the water.

Water from blanching meatballs makes wonderful

When I make Red Braised Lion’s Heads ( Hong Shao Shi Zi Tou 红烧狮子头), or Swedish Meatballs, I blanch meatballs first in the water to form a ball shape before braising. The left-over water has the meat-flavor and great for a soup base.

Homemade Chicken Broth

It is also super easy to make chicken broth at home. When you do, make sure you try the best chicken noodle soup.

Ideas for Noodle Options:

Homemade noodles or egg noodles are exceptional choices.

Alternatively, you can use organic dried pasta, or dried Yang Chun noodles or dried egg noodles.

Ideas for Leafy Vegetables:

Many easy to cook vegetables are suitable for the noodle soup.

Our Vegetable Garden 2020

For the noodle soup, I typically throw in some leafy vegetables depending on what is growing in our vegetable garden. We love leafy vegetables, varieties of bok choy and kale are staples of our home vegetable garden.

Check out the picture below – our home vegetable garden, summer 2020. We grow two types of bok choy this year – the lighter green longer leaf and the darker green shorter leaf. They are both great for soups and fillings going to wonton or dumplings.

The spiky leafy in the picture is frisee lettuce, also known as “Curly Endive”. My husband bought a bag of seeds a long time ago, and we grow every year since. They belong to the daisy family, mildly bitter but very nutritious. I usually just blanch them, then add a bit of minced garlic, sesame oil, and Himalayan pink salt, and they are ready to go.

home vegetable garden

Top noodle soup with the protein of your choice to power your day!

Braised beef shank, Braised Veal Chop, Mongolian Beef, Kun Bao Chicken, Salted Pork are just a few ideas. See here for additional protein toppings ideas.

Noodle Soup {Quick Easy Delicious Way}

Noodle Soup {Quick Delicious Ways} Recipe

Yield: 2 bowls
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is a quick 10 min delicious everyday meal if you have duck broth and egg noodles lying around. If you don't, don't worry, you can prepare them ahead of time. Check out here for homemade duck broth and here for homemade egg noodles.


  • 3 cups of duck broth from making Nanjing Salted duck. See notes.
  • 3 cup of water
  • 2 cup cooked homemade egg noodles or noodles of your choice
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables such as bok choy


  1. Chop vegetables into bite-size chunks
  2. Add duck broth and water into a 3 Qt. saucepan, bring it to boil, about 5 minutes
  3. Add vegetables, cook for 1 minute
  4. Add cooked noodles, cook for 1 minute
  5. All done, serve in a bowl, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 people Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 420Trans Fat 0g

Due to the nature of home cooking from scratch using ingredients that are not commercialized, it is sometimes challenging to calculate the nutrition fact. This is the case for this recipe. I referenced verywellfit.com using the best possible substitute ingredients and provided estimated calories only information.

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