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Best Ginger Garlic Soup For Colds

Learn how to make the best healthy Ginger Garlic Soup for colds. Our easy Chinese noodle recipe features mushrooms, scallions & bok choy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: garlic soup, garlic soup for colds, Ginger Garlic Soup, ginger soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 463kcal


  • Dutch Oven or Large Pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • French knife


  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • 2 cups Green onions chopped, green and white divided
  • 6 Garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Ginger minced
  • 6 cups Chicken stock
  • 2 tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp Fish sauce
  • 10 oz Shiitake Mushrooms sliced
  • 6 oz Chinese egg noodles
  • 2 cups Bok Choy roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped


  • Heat sesame oil in a large pot or Dutch Oven over medium heat.
  • Add onions and stir for 4-5 minutes or until they turn translucent and soften.
  • Add white segment of chopped scallions, garlic and ginger. Reserve chopped green scallion segments for soup garnish.
  • Stir for 2 minutes or until garlic and ginger are fragrant.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the pot and bring to a simmer. Add Chinese 5 Spice, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and fish sauce. Cover and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add sliced mushrooms, uncooked egg noodles, and bok choy to the pot. Simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until noodles and bok choy are tender.
  • Divide soup into bowls and garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, chopped cilantro and red pepper flakes.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 88.4g | Protein: 7.7g | Fat: 10.7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1982mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 7.9g | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3mg