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


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

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

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

  4. yummy can link it for our event here :

  5. tht's looks so tempting ...yum

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. @Aarthi

    thank you.I made came out very well.

  13. Yah it's come on out really nice

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

  15. What is the difference between hot & sour soup and manchow soup?


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