Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Soups)

Shrimps and Cabbage Soup Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

300 g


50 g



500 g

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon


1 liter

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon


For garnishing

2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

Minced (ground) shrimps

Shallots, peeled and finely chopped

Dried fine rice vermicelli, soaked in warm water for

5 minutes, chopped

Wood ear fungus, soaked to soften and chopped

White cabbage, leaves separated and blanched

Salt, or to taste

Ground white pepper, or to taste

Spring onions (scallions), green part only, blanched

Water or stock

Chicken seasoning powder

Fish sauce



Chopped, spring onions (scallions)

Chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves

Method :
  • Combine minced shrimps, shallots, rice vermicelli and wood ear fungus, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Put 1 tablespoon of minced shrimps mixture onto each cabbage leaf and roll up neatly.

  • Secure with a length of spring onion.

  • Bring water or stock to the boil and cook cabbage rolls for 5 minutes.

  • Add salt, pepper, chicken seasoning powder and fish sauce.

  • Ladle soup and cabbage rolls into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with chopped spring onion and coriander.

  • Serve hot.

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