Cilantro, Pork, and Tofu Soup (芫茜皮疍豆腐湯)


Cilantro, Pork, and Tofu Soup (芫茜皮疍豆腐湯)

Time to dive into a comforting bowl of 芫茜皮疍豆腐湯, also known as Cilantro, Pork, and Tofu Soup. This nourishing dish is perfect for those looking for a quick and hearty meal. It marries the vibrant taste of cilantro with the umami flavors of pork and the soft, silky texture of tofu. Simple yet flavorful, this soup is an ultimate comfort food for any time of the year.
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese


  • 300 g pork loin or pork shoulder thinly sliced
  • 1 block about 300g of soft tofu, cubed
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 liter chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small ginger slice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon sesame oil for added flavor


Prepare the Ingredients:

  • Slice the pork thinly, cube the tofu, and chop the cilantro.
  • Mince the garlic and slice the ginger.

Sauté the Aromatics:

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and ginger slice. Sauté until fragrant.

Cook the Pork:

  • Add the thinly sliced pork to the pot.
  • Stir-fry until the pork changes color, about 2-3 minutes.

Add the Broth:

  • Pour the chicken or vegetable broth into the pot.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

Cook the Tofu:

  • Gently add the cubed tofu to the simmering soup.
  • Allow the soup to simmer for another 5-7 minutes, so the tofu absorbs the flavors.

Season the Soup:

  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional: Add a teaspoon of sesame oil for a more complex flavor.

Add the Cilantro:

  • Stir in the chopped cilantro and cook for another 2 minutes.


  • Ladle the soup into bowls, ensuring each has a good mix of pork, tofu, and cilantro.

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