Chinese tomato soup decorated with coriander
Main dishes, Soup

Chinese Tomato Soup Like In A Restaurant Or Better

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Some Chinese restaurants serve a delicious sweet and sour tomato soup, if you are one of those who loves sweet and sour soup, you need to make this Chinese Tomato Soup as in a Restaurant or Better. It is a homemade sweet and sour soup with natural tomatoes, French omelette pieces and mung bean sprouts (sold in large supermarkets).

Chinese sweet and sour tomato soup

Why make a Chinese Tomato Soup?

Chinese Tomato Soup is one of my favorite dishes in a Chinese restaurant. The combination of sweet and sour, egg and the crunchy sprouts, I love it! But if I can choose to eat in a restaurant, or eat at home, that's for sure! The best place to be is at home! At home, I know exactly what ingredients I use and that gives me a lot of peace of mind.

The homemade version of Restaurant Chinese Tomato Soup tastes the same and even better, and it is much easier than it seems, you just have to follow this recipe. The good thing is that you can add or remove whatever you want. You can add chicken, other vegetables and even Chinese noodles. But this recipe that I am sharing with you is my favorite version of Chinese Tomato Soup.

I searched and searched for recipes to make Chinese Tomato Soup which tastes like in a restaurant, and they all used very hard-to-find ingredients and sauces. This is why I created my own version of the soup without all those almost impossible to find ingredients and sauces. The ingredients that I have used I buy in the big supermarkets.

Ingredients you need to make this Chinese Tomato Soup

Below you can find the list of ingredients you need to make this delicious Chinese Tomato Soup.

  • Red onion: you need a red onion to prepare a Chinese restaurant tomato soup, if you don´t have any red onion, use a white onion
  • Olive oil: you need two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or any oil you have at home
  • Tomatoes: use some good ripe tomatoes, you need a kilo of diced tomatoes
  • Garlic: you need two garlic cloves to give the soup an even richer flavor
  • Sugar: 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • Applesauce: as strange as it may sound to you, the sweet and sour soup has 100 grams of applesauce. You can get applesauce in most supermarkets
  • Soy sauce: you need two tablespoons of soy sauce, one tablespoon for the soup and another tablespoon to make the French omelet
  • Water: you need 1 liter of water for the soup
  • Sriracha: use a teaspoon of sriracha or another hot sauce you have at home
  • Black pepper: use 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Ginger: you need 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Vinegar: use a tablespoon of rice vinegar or any vinegar you have at home
  • Concentrated tomato paste: use a tablespoon of concentrated tomato to enhance the tomato flavor
  • Mung bean sprouts: use a bag of mung bean sprouts
  • Bouillon cube: use a vegetable bouillon cube
  • Maizena: to thicken the soup use a tablespoon of cornstarch
  • Eggs: use 3 eggs for the omelet
  • Coriander: use a little fresh coriander to decorate, also the fresh touch of coriander goes very well with the Chinese Tomato Soup
Mung bean sprouts

Kitchen tools you need to make this recipe

Below, you can find all the kitchen utensils I have used to make this recipe.

  • Cutting board: I used a cutting board to cut tomatoes into cubes and dice the onion.
  • Knife: a knife to cut the tomatoes and onion
  • Garlic press: use a garlic press if you have one, if not, dice the garlic very small
  • Pot: use a medium pot to make the Chinese Tomato Soup
  • Wooden spoon: you need a wooden spoon to stir
  • Hand mixer: you need a hand blender to blend the soup
  • Strainer: to remove the seeds and skin from the tomatoes
  • Bowl: you need a small bowl to beat the eggs
  • Frying pan: use a frying pan to make the omelet

How to make this Chinese Tomato Soup

To make this Chinese Tomato Soup, you only have to follow the following steps.

Put the two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in the pot where you are going to make the soup, add the chopped onion and cook it over medium heat for about 5 minutes to soften. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, press the two garlic cloves and add them. Then add the sugar, applesauce, one tablespoon of soy sauce, black pepper, ginger, vinegar, sriracha, tomato paste and mix well. Leave for 5 minutes on medium heat.

Add 1 liter of water, cover the pot and let the soup take flavor for 30 minutes. Blend the soup with the hand blender, strain it to remove the tomato seeds and skins, and return it into the pot. Mix the cornstarch with a little hot water and add it to the soup and cook for another 5 minutes over medium heat.

Finally, use the 3 eggs to make an omelet. Put the eggs in a small bowl and beat them together with a tablespoon of soy sauce. Once the omelet is done, cut it into thin strips and add it into the soup. Also add the mung bean sprouts and turn off the heat.

Garnish with some coriander and enjoy!

Frequently asked questions

Below I answer some frequently asked questions, if you do not find the answer, you can leave a comment below.

What vegetables could I add to this Chinese Tomato Soup?

After blending and straining the soup, you can add any vegetables that you want. For example, mushrooms, leeks or carrots, cut them into thin strips and add them a few minutes before turning off the soup so that they remain crispy.

For how long can I store the soup in the fridge?

You can keep this soup in the fridge, in a tightly closed jar, for about 3-4 days. You can heat it in the microwave or in a small pot.

Can I add chicken to the soup?

Yes, you can add chicken to this soup. In fact, in many chinese restaurants, they serve it with chicken. Add a few chicken thighs after softening the onion, and remove them before blending the soup. Remove the meat from the bone and add it to the soup.

How can I make this soup Vegan?

The only ingredient you'll have to remove is the egg. Follow the recipe but skip the step of making the French omelette.

What kind of tomatoes do I need to make this recipe?

I have used plum tomatoes for this recipe. I usually buy the tomatoes that look the best and are the best priced. Therefore, choose the ones that you see best, choose the reddest and most ripe ones, and I am sure that the soup will turn out great.

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Chinese Tomato Soup Like In A Restaurant Or Better

Chinese Tomato Soup Like In A Restaurant Or Better

Recipe by Oum Bilal

If you are someone who loves the sweet and sour tomato soup from the Chinese restaurants, you need to make this Chinese Tomato Soup. It's a homemade sweet and sour soup with natural tomatoes, omelet pieces and mung bean sprouts (sold in large supermarkets).

Course: Main dishes, SoupCuisine: ChinaDifficulty: Easy
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Servings

6

servings
Preparation time

15

minutes
Cooking time

55

minutes
Cooking mode

Keep your device screen on

Ingredients

  • 1 1 red onion

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

  • 1 kilo 1 mature tomatoes

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 3 tablespoons 3 sugar

  • 100 grams 100 applesauce

  • 2 tablespoons 2 soy sauce

  • 1 liter 1 water

  • 1 teaspoon 1 sriracha

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon 1 vinegar (rice)

  • 1 tablespoon 1 concentrated tomato paste

  • 80 grams 80 mung bean sprouts (1 bag)

  • 1 cube 1 vegetable bouillon

  • 1 tablespoon 1 corn starch

  • 3 3 eggs (medium)

  • fresh coriander (optional)

Instructions

  • Put the two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in the pot where you are going to make the soup, add the chopped onion and cook it over medium heat for about 5 minutes to soften. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Press the two garlic cloves and add them. Then also add the sugar, applesauce, one tablespoon of soy sauce, black pepper, ginger, vinegar, sriracha, tomato paste and mix well. Leave for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add 1 liter of water, cover the pot and let the soup take flavor for 30 minutes. Blend the soup with the hand blender and strain it to remove the tomato seeds and skins and return it to the pot.
  • Mix the cornstarch with a little hot water, add it to the soup and cook for another 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Finally, use the 3 eggs to make an omelet. Put the eggs in a small bowl and beat them together with a tablespoon of soy sauce. Once the omelet is done, cut it into thin strips and add it into the soup. Also add the mung bean sprouts and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with some coriander and enjoy!
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