Tomato sup bihun – Asian style tomato soup

Asian style tomato soup
As I begin to prepare to leave the Malaysian coast, it is emotionally heavy.
I began my blogging journey here.  The local cuisine has definitely inspired me. It has contributed to the countless number of memories I cherish and carry along.  The fresh greens and the chatty Chinese greengrocer will be the foremost on my food inspiration list.  Aided by friends, who took time out to help me choose and sample the flavours around and understood the foodie in me, Malaysia has been the nurturing grounds for my early development in the blogging field. Naturally blessed and well connected with neighbouring Asian countries, Malaysia also offered us the best of travels so far.
Here is one of the dishes I learned to make from my children’s school canteen.  This Asian tomato soup recipe was perhaps the only one they had initially on the vegetarian menu. Thanks to great friends they did not rely on the canteen even when we had to be in the hospital for few days. yet my kids did enjoy the company of their BFF as they slurped through the soup.
As we pack up, empty the pantry and prepare to move, my children requested for this again.. I could sense they miss friends and school and this will be something  I could do for them.
Tomato soup
This is a very easy recipe and makes the tomato soup a filling one with an Asian twist. With the ginger, garlic and soy to create an Asian twist, it is a bowlful of love. The slurpy soup and the filling rice noodles are a perfect warmth to hold our hearts together.
Yes,  no doubt,  we do have a heavy heart. what we hold on to is that friends are for life. A new adventure beckons… Stay along as we are on our way to explore new lands and imbibe new learnings.
Till we see you again.. Terima Kasih  Malaysia. 
In the featured photographs of the tomato soup are some elements of memories my friends put together…

Here are the best from Malaysia

We hope for many many more visits to this nature blessed country and to our dear dear friends.
Asian style tomato soup

Tomato sup bihun

Asian style tomato soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish, Soups and salad
Cuisine Asian, Baby toddler food, diabetic friendly, Fusion, gluten free, International, Kids choice, One pot, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 bowls


for the noodles

  • 1 handful rice noodle per person
  • 5 cups warm water

for the soup

  • 1 can tomato puree
  • 4 cups drinking water
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

for stir fry

  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root matchstick size
  • 2 small shallots sliced
  • 4 handful greens of choice

for toppings

  • 2 medium Tomato sliced
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 long green chilli
  • 1 tsp dry red chillies flakes


  • Soak the rice noodle in the warmed water or follow pack instructions.
  • Set a pan over medium heat. Add the ginger garlic and shallots and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Remove half of this and set aside. Add the greens to the pan and stir-fry. Remove and set aside.
  • In a soup pot add the oil and saute the garlic and sliced shallots.  
  • Add the tomato puree and water and bring to a boil.  
  • As the soup boils.. Add in the soaked rice noodles.  
  • Once the noodles are ready scoop out the soup and layer the greens stir-fry, fresh tomato slicesand coriander leaves on it.   Enjoy the soup.   
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Vidya Narayan
6 years ago

Such a lovely way to bid goodbye where you have so many fond memories. I hope and pray the new destination brings you all the luck and the warmth of close friends soon! The soup is super delicious and just the way I would prefer my dinners to be, loaded with veggies, flavours and light on tum. Cheers and Best Wishes!

6 years ago

Absolutely loved the recipe. I am a huge fan of Asian Broth style soups. A must try for sure.

6 years ago

I am sure this soup tastes as yummy as it looks???? lovely share????

Nayna Kanabar
6 years ago

I love the sound of this soup it looks so delicious and your presentation is lovely.

6 years ago

Such a flavourful and tasty looking soup, with many colourful and healthy vegetables.

6 years ago

Leaving is definitely painful..but the memories remain sweet..this soup looks amazing

Nivedita Thadani
6 years ago

Reading your post, I remembered my returning from Dubai after staying for long 11 years. I too miss UAE.
Nice, warm recipe. Thank you Seema.

6 years ago

Loved the recipe… Nicely described…

Sapana Behl
Sapana Behl
6 years ago

That’s a very nice way to say adieu to the place. The soup looks so delicious and very filling too.

Priya Kumar
Priya Kumar
6 years ago

This soup looks inviting and feeling like having it now. loved it.

6 years ago

Love the flavours infused here. I do need to try this version of your. Good luck in your new endeavours.

Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

The soup looks flavorful Seema..all the very best for a new start 🙂

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