Counting down less than 2 weeks to the first Chinese New Year for the decade ! This year CNY is a such a packed one that one month right after Christmas, we have had to prepare for another major festive for the year. Whilst trying to juggle between festive preparations and work, I was also thinking of coming up with a hotpot flavor to share. Using Mizkan’s Yose Nabe soup base, we manage a healthy and refreshing Chinese style Tomato & Chicken Soup and serve it with a hotpot filled mainly with greens and vegetables.
We are just so used to feasting on “big meats and big fish 大鱼大肉” during major celebrations and festive and it suddenly dawned on me that something lighter and healthier like this hotpot would be a good and revitalizing change for the new year. While Tomato soup base hotpot are not new in the marketplace, but the commercial ones that we had are often too acidic and sourish for my liking.
And to simplify things, this hotpot can be easily beefed up with only five core main ingredients that can be commonly find in most kitchen pantries. Mizkan’s Yose Nabe soup base is a light hotpot soup base that are made up of bonito fish, kelp, scallop and chicken, hence making it very suitable for this recipe.
Use a generous amount of tomatoes if you desire for something more tomato-ish. And the addition of tomato sauce helps to add to the sourish-ness of it. You can also replace with tomato paste if you have it, but otherwise buying one can of paste whilst you will only be using a small portion of it is not exactly that economical. And if you prefer something more refreshing and lighter, adjust the soup with some sugar to neutralize the acidity.
The clear Tomato and Chicken soup that goes into the hotpot was achieved after filtering away the tomatoes and onions. And on a side, we also had the reddish rich and firmly packed soup for topping up when the hotpot soup runs out.
Mizkan’s hotpot soup bases are also available in Pork Bone & Soy Sauce and Sesame & Soymilk Nabe flavors. More recipes using Mizkan’s products can be found at the below links too.
Healthy Chinese Tomato Chicken Soup and Vegetables Hotpot with Mizkan Yose Nabe Soup Base 中式番茄鸡汤火锅Course: MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 onion, diced
350ml Mizkan’s Yose Nabe (Chicken) soup base
2-3 tbsp of tomato sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cooking oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Heat up pot with cooking oil and saute diced onions until fragrant.
- Add in tomato wedges and saute briefly.
- Add in Mizkan’s Yose Nabe soup base.
- Followed by water.
- Add in tomato sauce. Allow it to simmer until it boils.
- Season with sugar, salt and pepper.
- Cover pot and reduce heat to low. Allow it to continue simmering for at least another 30 minutes or until almost all the tomatoes has withered.
- Prepped the hotpot with vegetables and any other ingredients desired.
- Add the soup to the hotpot to cook up the hotpot’s vegetables and ingredients and enjoy !