Total Time
Prep 9 mins
Cook 6 mins

This is based on a recipe from Ken Hom's Quick & Easy Chinese Cooking. He says in its intro: "This soup is a year-round favorite of mine because it can be made successfully with canned tomatoes, one of the few processed foods I find acceptable, so you need not wait for fresh tomatoes to come into season. Of course, it is delicious made with fresh ripe tomatoes when they are available at a reasonable price, and they also need little preparation and cook quickly. This is a refreshing soup that makes a sparkling first course. On hot summer days, try serving it at room temperature. For a Southeast Asian touch, add 2 tablesppoons lemon juice. The soup reheats successfully." My picky DH really likes it! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. IF USING FRESH TOMATOES: Prepare by cutting them in half horizontally and squeezing out the seeds. Coarsely chop the flesh and set aside.
  2. IF USING CANNED TOMATOES: Drain thoroughly and roughly chop.
  3. Add stock to large saucepan and bring to the simmering point.
  4. Add the ginger, soy sauce, chili bean paste, sugar, and tomatoes.
  5. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Serve at once.


Most Helpful

simple fast i made with canned tomatoes ,i am the queen of the can , this, as all your recipes are , is concisely written i used the jarred crushed ginger just a teaspoon

Dienia B. June 24, 2010

Mmmmmm! This is a comforting tomato soup with a twist of some terrific Asian flavors. The only extra thing I added was a little garlic. This was extremely easy to make. I garnished with scallions. Thanx for a great spin on tomato soup!

*Parsley* May 20, 2010

I love this soup! Great flavor and is good with a grilled cheese sandwich! The ginger flavor comes through very well and is delicious! Made for Edition 10 of Make My Recipe February 2010.

Seasoned Cook February 19, 2010

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