Chinese Tomato Soup

Chinese Tomato Soup

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Although tomatoes are not common in Chinese cuisine they can be used to great effect as in this delicious soup.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small tin tomato paste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 4 cups passata
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 dessertspoon sambal oelek
  • 1 dessertspoon minced ginger
  • 1 dessertspoon minced lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • handful egg noodles or rice noodles

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour20min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

  1. In a saucepan, heat a splash of oil and fry the onion. Add the chicken and lightly brown.
  2. Add garlic and tomato paste, stir then add 4 cups water. Add stock cubes and simmer 1 hour on low heat.
  3. Remove the chicken from the stock. Add the passata and bring to a simmer.
  4. In a bowl, combine sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, sambal oelek, ginger and lemongrass. Stir this mixture into the soup.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the cornflour with a little cold water to make a paste. Stir into the soup.
  6. Add noodles and simmer 20 minutes over low heat. Return the chicken to the saucepan and serve.

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