Asian Inspired Cabbage Soup

Asian Inspired Cabbage Soup

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes / 5 roma tomatoes, diced
  • Handful of sweet/Thai basil leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon thin soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar / 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons fried shallots
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cloves


  1. Over medium high heat, pour the broth into a dutch oven or stock pot
  2. Add cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves
  3. Add in onions, garlic, cabbage, celery, carrots, tomatoes and fried shallots and bring to a boil. Don’t worry if there looks like there’s too much cabbage, it will boil down
  4. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the cabbage is tender
  5. Add vinegar in increments of 1 teaspoon, adjusting to your preference or skip this step if you prefer to use lime juice
  6. Season with thin soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste
  7. Add basil leaves and simmer for 1 minute
  8. Dish and serve hot with lime wedges and/or Sriracha sauce