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Vietnamese Watercress Soup

Course Dinner, Light Meal, Lunch, Rice Dish
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword watercress
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 145kcal
Author Scruff


  • Medium sized pot (at least 1 L / 1 quart)


  • 600 ml boiling water
  • 1/4 brown onion, roughly sliced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • pepper, to taste
  • 100 gm watercress cut into 8 cm / 3 in pieces
  • 2 tsp fish sauce, to taste


  • 100 gm pork mince
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Prep all of your ingredients.
  • In a pot on medium high, add the water, pepper, salt and onions. Allow it to come to the boil.
  • In a bowl, add the mince, pepper and a pinch of salt. With your hands, combine the ingredients together thoroughly. ( move the meat through your fingers!)
  • Break the mince into pieces and add it to the pot. Let the pot come back to the boil and skim off any scum with a spoon.
  • Add the chopped watercress and cook for roughly 2 - 3 minutes. And then turn off the heat.
  • Add 2 tbsp of fish sauce and adjust the soup according to your taste. If you want more seasoning + flavour, then add fish sauce otherwise add salt.
  • Serve by itself or with rice.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1596IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg