Thursday, April 03, 2008

Oyster Mushroom Soup

I decided a soup was in order. Just last weekend it was sunny spring and suddenly it's transformed into rainy days here.
Good thing I adore rainy days.

They give me an excuse to make soups like these. Noodles, tofu, cilantro, garlic, scallion and, of course, oyster mushrooms make this dish a filling one. My preference for soups I can chew should come across in this recipe. Don't get me wrong, a smooth pureed soup is nice as well. I think I have a need for some texture though. It feels like I don't get full without chewing a little, you know?

Here's to hoping it stays rainy this weekend so I can sit home, eat soup, watch movies and do those pesky taxes that have been looming over my head.



The Mushroom Lady said...

Mushrooms work great as a meat substitute as they have a meaty texture. Shiitake mushrooms would also taste fabulous in your soup, plus they have 24% of your daily requirement of Vitamin D, good for a vegetarians and vegans who might not eat animal sources of vitamin D.

Cara said...

Wow that looks great. I prefer the soups with things to chew in. Other soups annoy me. But you probably already know that. haha.

pinknest said...

oh this looks excellent. i love soups like this. i've been craving tofu!

aTxVegn said...

That looks really good! You should enter it in Lisa's Kitchen mushroom soup contest.

Chef Erik said...

Nice! This is what I call a great soup recipe. I tried dried oyster mushrooms the other day, not too crazy about the taste, fresh is best. Thanks for the comment on my blog :) I'm hosting a blog carnival on April 23, the details are on my blog, I would love to put this recipe on my post, let me know if your interested.