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Taiwanese-Style Soy Milk Soup for Breakfast (Xian Dou Jiang)

Taiwanese-Style Soy Milk Soup for Breakfast (Xian Dou Jiang)

In Taiwan, this 'Dou Jiang'(soy milk soup) is a standard breakfast.
It's quick, easy, and very delicious. Serve with 'Youtiao' (Chinese fried bread), which is surprisingly easy to make.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Xian Dou Jiang
Soy milk
1 cup (200 ml)
Silken tofu (soft)
1 pack (about 150 g)
Shiro-dashi
1 tablespoon
Green onion or scallion
as needed
Dried krill (or minced ham)
as needed
Youtiao (Recipe ID: 1715241)

Steps

1. Make the xian dou jiang. Add the shiro-dashi and tofu to the soy milk, and simmer. Please be careful not to bring it to a boil.
2. When the tofu is heated through, transfer into a bowl. Top with youtiao, dried krill, and green onion, and serve. You can also add ra-yu chili oil and Szechuan pickles.
3. To make 'Tian Dou Jiang'(sweet milk soup), pour the soy milk in a cup and microwave for 1.5. minutes at 600 W, then add brown sugar or youtaio.
4. I based this recipe on some dou jiang (soy milk soup) that I had at a famous restaurant in Taipei's "Fu Hang Dou Jiang". It was smooth and easy to drink.

Story Behind this Recipe

There's a famous restaurant in Taipei, "Fu Hang Dou Jiang," which is so popular that there's a large line outside of it even in the morning. Their soy milk breakfast is delicious so I wanted to make it at home. I seasoned it with Japanese dashi so that my husband and kids would like it. I also added tofu to make it more filling.