Lucky Chinese Soup

lucky-chinese-soup Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Molly Fitzsimons/Big Leo Productions


  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 cup cubed firm tofu (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup canned sliced bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar


1. Bring broth to a boil in covered 2-quart saucepan; add mushroom slices, tofu, and bamboo shoots. Return to a boil; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes.

2. Remove from heat; stir in the fish sauce and remaining ingredients.

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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 100
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrate per serving: 7g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 53mg
Iron per serving: 1.5mg
Sodium per serving: 279mg
Calcium per serving: 38mg

Good to Know

Tofu isn't just for vegetarians. It offers soy protein, which can reduce the unhealthy LDL cholesterol. Tofu can be mixed with just about anything to take on a variety of flavors.