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Chicken and Bean Sheet Soup

I can’t believe New Year is catching up on us real fast. Are we prepare for the new chapter of our lives and get older. My husband said it didn’t matter, it was just a date. I felt it with more significant, like a refresh button letting us reboot how we perceive the world.

For us now, the world is cozy than ever. It’s about 26 degree C today very warm and perfect. Soup is one thing we have almost everyday because the hot broth spell comforting at the table.

Today I tried something different opening a package of dried bean sheet noodle. It was wonderful on salad and stir fry. When the thin transparent sheet dropped in hot broth, it curled and rolled up beautifully. So gorgeous and tender. I sliced some chicken breast in, very lean and light. We also love the aroma of Chinese 5 spices powder, an amazing formula that help your young soup sound aged like it has been brewed over night. This recipe is very easy. You can have it for breakfast or lunch…Oh yes, even for late night dinner.

Chicken and Bean Sheet Soup

Ingredients: (2 servings)

100 gm chicken breast- sliced

50 gm dried Bean Sheet Noodle

3 cups homemade chicken stock

1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp vinegar

3 cloves garlic- minced

1 inch ginger- minced

1 celery stalk

1 tbsp Chinese 5 Spice powder

2 tsp corn starch- dissolved in a little water

Chopped spring onion for garnishing

Hard boiled egg for garnishing

2 tsp oil


  1. Heat oil in the medium pot over medium heat and sauté garlic and ginger until aromatic.
  2. Add Chinese 5 spice powder, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar and stir for a few seconds.
  3. Add chicken stock and celery stalk. Bring stock to boil and add chicken. Let the chicken cook for 5-7 minutes. Skim off any foam and impurity on the surface.
  4. Gradually add bean sheet noodle so they won’t clump up together. Stir and let it cook for a few minutes or until the noodle sheets become soft and cook thoroughly.
  5. Thicken the soup with corn starch mixture. Check the seasoning, add some hard boiled egg and sprinkle some chopped spring onion before serving.

I love the silky smooth texture of bean sheet noodle. It was so soft and soothing. The flavour mellowed and muddled into the pot oozing delicious fragrance to the entire house. A very assuasive scent to wake up a home. It was warm and perfect… maybe I will cook it again tonight…maybe with a dollop of Tom Yum Paste to spice up the moon.


10 comments to Chicken and Bean Sheet Soup

  • Kiri W.

    This looks fantastic! I’ve never made sheet soup but now I’m dying to! 🙂

  • Somehow the color of the bean sheets are different over here Tes, ours are more of yellowish and I am like first time looking at one which is white. Wonder this is available at my place. Very nice Asian style dish, all the more Chinese style of cooking. We at home are all into Asian food and Western is like I can count the number of times I make at home.

  • Gursahiba@exquisiteniche

    This soup looks fantastic for cold winters! Like your garnish with the eggs!

  • I love Chinese 5 spices so this sounds great. I wonder where I can buy bean sheet noodles. They are very foreign to me.

    I like it how you compare new year with a reset button. Sometimes it’s a bit like that. Does India use the same calendar as Europe/America? I know in China it won’t be new year for a few months.

    • Tes

      In India, we used international calender, too and we celebrate 1st Jan as New Year as well. But still it was kinda cheating becoz we also consider our traditional calender… like the Traditional Indian New Year according to Lunar calender, Thai new year in Song Kran festival which mark the harvesting season. We ended up celebrating 5-6 New Years annually really 🙂

  • Patty

    Tes…that is brilliant!!!
    I am going to look for bean sheets at Whole Foods but I am wondering if another noodle can be substituted if I can’t find bean sheets?

    Thin fresh lasagna noodles?

    I know it won’t be the same but it may be our only option!!!

  • I never heard of bean sheet noodles! But I really want to taste them!

  • Ann

    It looks delicious and I have never heard of bean sheet, but I like the idea of using them – they look so tender and soft!

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