Sep 25, 2012

Chicken Manchow Soup

This soup was in my mind ever since I had it one of the restaurant which we went recently. That was the first time I heard and tasted this yummy goodness. It was spicy at the same time it has lots of flavours in it. The whole soup was finished with a crispy noodle topping which really made it. I wanted to recreate this soup and post it here.So I made this one night and had it with grilled chicken sandwich and baked chicken nuggets. They were delicious.

This was perfect on a cold day and I hope you will love it too.


Oil - 1 tblspn
Ginger - 1 tblspn minced
Garlic - 3 fat cloves minced
Spring onion - 2 chopped finely
Carrot - 1 shredded
Cabbage - 1 cup shredded
Celery - 1 stick shredded
Green Bell Pepper / Capsicum - 1 shredded
Soy Sauce - to taste
Red Chilli Paste - to taste ( I took some dry red chillies and ground it with some water)
Vinegar - to taste
Salt,Sugar, Pepper to taste
Chicken - 3/4 kg
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Corn Starch / Corn Flour - 2 tblspn
Egg - 2

For Garnishing:
Raw Noodles  fried
Spring Onion - green part chopped finely


First make  the chicken stock. Take a pressure cooker add chicken along with some turmeric powder and salt. Add lots of water and pressure cook it for 5-6 whistle. Now let the pressure go all by itself. Open the pressure cooker and filter the stock. Now remove the flesh from the chicken and set aside. Throw away the bones and reserve it for your dog.

Now heat oil in a deep pot. Add in ginger, garlic, spring onion and saute for couple of mins.

Add in the shredded veggies and cook for 5-10 mins till the raw smell goes away.

Now add in red chilli paste, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, sugar, pepper and mix well.

Pour the chicken stock in this and mix well. Bring this to a boil.

Now add in the cooked chicken and mix well.

Now mix cornflour with some cold water and pour that into the soup. Now the soup must have thickened.

Now beat eggs and pour it over the soup while mixing constantly. This will make the egg form into threads.

Switch off the flame and ladle the soup into some bowls.

Sprinkle some fried noodles over it with some spring onion.

Serve hot.


Take all your ingredients..
You need some shredded cabbage, carrot, celery and capsicum
This is homemade chicken stock
Heat oil in a stock pot
add ginger, garlic, spring onions
saute for couple of mins
add in the prepared vegetables
add in soy sauce
red chilli paste
salt and sugar
and mix well
add in the stock
and cooked shredded chicken
mix well
add the cornstarch slurry
and mix well
now pour the eggs and mix at the sametime..THAT'S HUBBY MIXING FOR ME..
all done..time to ladle up
fill your soup bowls
sprinkle some fried noodles
add scallions
and serve


Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Just a perfect bowl of soup for the cozy evenings:)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

I too order it often when we go out for dinner..

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

I too order it often when we go out for dinner..

Shama Nagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy can link it for our event here :

SirisFood said... Best Blogger Tips

Good preparation

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

tht's looks so tempting ...yum

Rajeshwari R said... Best Blogger Tips

hai... i like chiken manchow soup...
good preparation thank u

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy soup,luks gr8!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so warm and comforting for the cold autumn nights here in the uk

Rita Bose said... Best Blogger Tips

A perfect soup for a perfect evening. I made it yesterday on my parents' anniversary- it turned out to be a great success! Yum!

Ethereal Freak said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for this amazing recipe. The instruction was very simple!

marich l said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi,soup looks yummy.Please tell me how much did u add soya sauce and red chilli paste

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@marich lI added 1 tblspn of soy and chilli paste. But it totally depends on ur taste

marich l said... Best Blogger Tips


thank you.I made came out very well.

Abba sal said... Best Blogger Tips

Yah it's come on out really nice

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi,
hw did u make d fried noodles? Did u boil n fry them or did u fry dem directly?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousi boiled them and fried