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Vietnamese crab asparagus soup
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3.67 from 3 votes

Vietnamese crab asparagus soup

Easy and elegant Vietnamese crab asparagus soup
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizers and Side dishes, Noodle and Soup
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: crab asparagus soup
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 6 asparagus spears
  • 1 1/2 cups stock
  • 1/2 cup crab meat (tightly packed)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch (or more to achieve desired consistency)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
  • black pepper
  • cilantro, finely chopped


  • Slice asparagus spears on the diagonal.
    Vietnamese crab asparagus soup
  • Pour stock into a small saucepan over medium heat, bring it to a simmer and add crab meat. Give it a stir.
  • Add asparagus and let it cook for a few minutes until tender.
  • Dissolve cornstarch into water, mix really well, then pour the mixture slowly into the saucepan while stirring gently to thicken the soup.
  • Add fish sauce and adjust seasoning as desired. Bring the soup to a simmer again and turn off the heat, transfer to serving bowls.
  • Add black pepper, cilantro and enjoy.


You can enhance the flavors of the soup by sautéing crab meat with shallot and fish sauce before adding it to the stock.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1116mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.3mg