As you may know, lotus seeds has many benefits for health. If you are getting headache or hard to sleep, lotus seeds can solve all. Today, it will introduce one of amazing Vietnamese Food Recipes which will use lotus seeds. It is called Lotus Seed Soup (Súp Hạt Sen). This dish is not only delicious, but also really good for your health. Adding mushrooms, shrimp and tofu, I bet all members in your family will love it. If you are vegetarian, you can skip shrimps for your dish.
Lotus Seeds Soup (Súp hạt Sen)
So, are you ready to cook one of stunning Vietnamese Food Recipes like this dish? Make sure that every single meal you make for family is health and delicious as our slogan: “Eat Well, Live Well”. If you do want, please follow carefully our instructions below and let us start cooking right now.


200gr lotus seeds
200gr fresh shrimp
3 – 4 shitttake mushrooms
1 fresh tofu piece
Spices: salt, Maggi’s stuff, pepper, sugar
1 white part of egg
1 tablespoon corn starch/tapioca flour
Coriander, sesame oil, spring onion and purple onion.


Step 1: Clean creafully lotus seeds, weed out the core of seeds. Bring to cook with water until they becoem soft. Turn off the heat. Keep the boiling water of lotus seeds.

Step 2: Peel off the cover of shrimps, pull out the black lines on backs of shrimps. Clean and smash well. Marinate with 1 teaspoon salt + a little pepper. Wait about 30 minutes.
Step 3: Soak shiitake mushrooms in water about 15 minutes. Cut off the root, slice into medium cubes. Clean tofu, slice cubes.
Step 4: Clean spring onion and purple onion and slice them small.              
Step 5: Heat the oil into pot, add purple onion and fry until it is fragrant. Then, add more shrimps and fry quickly about 5 – 7 minutes.
Step 6: Here is the important step to create the flavor for one of stunning Vietnamese Food Recipes. Pour all lotus seeds (in step 1) including boiling water into pot (in step 5). Wait until it boils. Next, add more sliced shiitake mushrooms and cook about 10 – 15 minutes.
Step 7: Then, add more sliced tofu and cook with small heat about 10 minutes.
Step 8: Mix tapioca flour with 1 little water, stir well. Wait water in pot (in step 7) boils, pour them all into pot and season again to suit your flavor. Remember, you should not stop stirring when pour tapioca into pot. Cook until the mixture becomes thick.
Step 9: Stir well the white part of egg. And add them into pot (in step 8). Use chopsticks to stir in one way to create many long fibers. Season again and turn off the heat.

Finally, your dish is ready to serve. Before eating, add some sliced coriander, sesame oil and pepper on face of soup, it will increase the flavor of your dish. I suggest you should use when it is hot. If you are getting sick, enjoy this hot soup can make you feel better. Is it amazing? Hope you love this dish and do not miss our other stunning Vietnamese Food Recipes next time. Good Luck for your Cooking.

From Vietnamese Food Team.

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