【Mian Geda Soup】

【Mian Geda Soup】

by MaomaoMom

Mian geda soup is a very popular dish in China. Similar to Gnocchi, mian geda (means dumpling knots in Mandarin) is made from very soft flour dough and dropped in various delicious soups.

In a blazing cold winter day, a bowl of mian geda will warm you up from head to toe. This past Saturday was quite cold. After our grocery shopping in the morning we arrived in home already noon, so I made this quick soup with some pan-fried potstickers for lunch. What a treat!

素面鱼汤F1 【Mian Geda Soup】
Meal type: appetizer, lunch, dinner

Prepare time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Level: Low

Serves: 3 servings


1) 1 tomato 240g;

2) 1 tbsp olive oil, 1.5 tbsp freshly chopped green onion, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp ground white pepper, 1/4 tsp chicken broth mix 4 cups water;

3) 1 cup unsifted all purpose flour (160g), ½ cup +3 tbsp water (total of 163g);

4) 250g baby bok choy (Chinese green vegetable);

5) 1 beaten egg;

6) 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp freshly chopped green onion.


1: Rinse the tomato and cut into slices.

2: Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a medium sauce pot over high heat. Sauté 1.5 tbsp freshly chopped green onion (Picture 1) for a minute. Add sliced tomato (Picture 2) and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the rest ingredients of Ingredient 2). Reduce to medium heat and bring to a boil.

3: In the meantime, prepare the dough: measure all ingredients in Ingredient 3) in a medium bowl. Stir using a pair of chopsticks in one direction for 5 minutes (Picture 4), until the dough is elastic and very sticky (Picture 5).

素面鱼汤1 【Mian Geda Soup】
4: When the tomato soup starts to bubble, tip the bowl to bring the dough toward the edge. Use a chopstick to grab a small piece of dough and drop it into the soup in a slicing motion (Picture 6). Repeat to finish all the dough (Picture 7).

5: Add baby bok choy (Picture 8) and cook for 2 more minutes. Pour in the beaten egg in a slow stream (Picture 9) and stir as you pour. Turn off heat. Add all ingredients of Ingredient 6), and mix well before serving.

素面鱼汤F1 【Mian Geda Soup】

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8 Responses to 【Mian Geda Soup】

  1. KAIXIN says:

    小时候吃过!有点忆苦思甜的味道啊! 😀

  2. 易凡 says:


  3. 毛驴妈 says:

    毛毛妈你好: 请问一下你用哪个牌子的鸡粉? 鸡粉会比味精健康一点吗? 谢谢

  4. Zoe Yin says:

    Hi, i would like to take this recipe to my food and nutrition practical exam. Is it possible for me to print this website page. Thanks!!!:)

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