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by Thao Le

As this is a Northern meal, it may seem unusual to housewives in the Central or Southern. Called pop-out eggplant, you are undoubtedly confused by the name. Indeed, a pop-out eggplant does not exist.

This soup is prepared using eggplant, a vegetable that is widely grown in northern Vietnam. When cooking soup, the eggplant becomes soft, purees, and pops out, revealing that there is no longer a pre-cut eggplant there. That is why the soup is named Vegan Pop-out Eggplant Soup.

Enjoying this bowl of vegetarian eggplant soup with steamed rice or noodles during the chilly season is delectable and healthy. Join and Food Blogger Duong Yen Nhi (Accnhi) in the kitchen as they prepare a delicious vegetarian soup for the family to enjoy immediately!

Total Time
25 mins

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Ingredients for 2 Servings

  • 1
  • 100
    grams Mini King Oyster Mushrooms (cut in half)
  • 10
    cubes of Fried Tofu
  • 1
    Tomato (cut into wedges)
  • 1
    liter of Filtered Water
  • 1
    teaspoon Salt
  • 1
    teaspoon Vegan Cooking Oil
  • 1
    teaspoon Garlic (minced)
  • 1
    teaspoon Turmeric Powder (can be substituted with fresh turmeric)
  • 1
    tablespoon Vegetarian Seasoning Powder


  • Preparation Time
    10 mins
  • Cooking Time
    15 mins
  • Total Time
    25 mins

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  2. Eggplant: Cut the eggplant into bite-sized pieces. To stop oxidation or slow it when cutting eggplant include putting a dash of lemon into water and dipping the cut eggplant into that mixture.
  4. Step 1: Prepare sauce
  5. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat 1 teaspoon cooking oil and 1 teaspoon chopped garlic. Add tomatoes and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add the king oyster mushrooms, eggplant, and fried tofu to the saucepan when the eggplant is just cooked. After that, season with 1 tablespoon vegetarian seasoning and 1 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  7. Then, for a few minutes, mix all of the ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed. Add 1 liter of filtered water to the saucepan and simmer for a further 10 minutes before seasoning with 1 teaspoon of salt.
  8. Step 2: Combine veggies and serve
  9. When the soup returns to a boil, remove from the heat and top with finely chopped perilla leaves.
  10. Ladle the eggplant soup into a bowl and season with more pepper to taste. This meal is fantastic when served with rice noodles.


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Vegan Pop-Out Eggplant Soup has a little sour flavor, which makes family dinners more delectable and helpful against boredom. If you are looking to introduce a new flavor to your family, eggplant soup is an excellent option. Along with steaming rice, eggplant soup may also be served with rice noodles, which looks just as good. Wish you success with the recipe of Vegan Pop-Out Eggplant Soup from and Food Blogger Duong Yen Nhi (Accnhi)!

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