Bouillon boulettes (dumpling soup)

A bowl of dumpling soup to fill your heart, body and soul with warmth and joy! A comfort food in short.

I bought the dumplings (fish balls, Shao Mai, meat crab and tofu balls) from the supermarket. They are not homemade. Dumpling soup is known as ”bouillon boulettes” in Mauritius (must try when you visit the island). They can be eaten as a side dish, appetizer or as a main dish and at any time of the day.

My quick and easy recipe below:

Bouillon boulettes (dim sum soup)
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  • 1 Bok choy (Brede Tom Pouce)
  • 1 small onion
  • 12-15 Dumplings/boulettes (mixed)
  • Vegetable stock (1 cube)
  • Soy sauce (2 tbsp)
  • Oyster sauce (1 tbsp)
  • Meefoon (a handful)
  • Salt to taste
  • Spring onion
  • Coriander leaves
  • Green chili paste
  • Water (1 jug)
  • 1 tsp oil
  1. In a recipient (big enough to allow the dumplings to cook), put some water to boil with little salt, oil and the vegetable stock.
  2. Add the dumplings, meefoon, chopped bok choy, onion, coriander and spring onion. Leave some spring onion for garnish.
  3. When the dumplings are half cooked, add oyster sauce, soy sauce, green chili paste (depends on how spicy you like your food - optional).
  4. Serve hot - add a little bit of garlic sauce
You can also use seasoning from noodle packets or chicken stock. I prefer the vegetable one. Green chili is optional – it adds flavor to the soup, a combination of hot and spicy. Adding coriander leaves and spring onion in the beginning also improves the taste.

Bon Appetit! 🙂

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