Pork Tofu and Watercress Soup

September 30, 2022
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Photo by She's Almost Always Hungry
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 32 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This soup is based on a popular local stir fry. It incorporates all the flavors into a tasty and satisfying soup.

In spite of the name, the pork merely acts as a flavoring, just like the ginger and garlic. The bitterness of the watercress is mellowed during cooking.

The soup is delicious on its own or as a starter to a larger meal.
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What You'll Need
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound pork belly, sliced thinly
  • 16 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1/2" dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely minced
  • 1 pound watercress, thick stems removed, cut into 1"-2" pieces
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a pot over medium heat, heat vegetable oil until barely shimmering.
  2. Add sliced pork and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the minced garlic and ginger. Sauté for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  4. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the tofu and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the watercress and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the sesame oil. Taste and adjust for seasoning as needed.

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