Are East Asian soups supposed to taste this bland?

Are East Asian soups supposed to taste this bland?
I didn’t follow one specific recipe but combined different ones I saw on Pinterest
>bok choy
>shitake mushrooms (my grocery store didn’t have enoki)
>baby carrots
>bamboo shoots
>water chestnuts
>fried tofu
>sesame oil
>suy sauce
It doesn’t taste BAD. There’s not a bad small or taste, it just tastes watery and plain. Is this how it’s supposed to be?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >didn't follow any specific recipe
    >only seasonings are soy sauce and sesame oil
    >for some reason this soup is bland
    based moron

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What seasoning? Literally every recipe I saw online only called for soy sauce and sesame oil

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Five-spice, chilies, Szechuan peppercorn, ginger, garlic, galangal, kefir lime leaves

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Five-spice, chilies, Szechuan peppercorn, ginger, garlic, galangal, kefir lime leaves

        I thought of some more
        miso, fish sauce, seaweed

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Skill issue

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where's the fricking meat?!
    Most Asian soups are made using a meat stock.

    Don't fricking tell me you're a fricking vegan, cause that excludes you from frickton of Asian soups.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      nta but most asian soups originate from struggle meals that didn’t consist of meat

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        source: my butthole

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Have you seen asians? They are like super tiny compared to humans

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Speaking anecdotally (as an Asian): my mum never makes soup without meat. She did one time because my dad had to go on a diet and even he couldn't eat it.
        In fact, they even laugh at White vegetarians for eating noodle soup, getting it with no meat assuming it's vegeterian, because the soup itself is a meat stock.

        I can only think of the Japanese who have miso and dashi.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >they even laugh at White vegetarians for eating noodle soup, getting it with no meat assuming it's vegeterian, because the soup itself is a meat stock.
          Why are Asians like this? I remember a Chinese lady trying to sell me egg drop soup that obviously had chicken broth in it

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            based asians BTFOing privileged white liberal homosexuals

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Idk, why would I add meat to a light soup? A stew yeah, but a soup that’s supposed to be a lunch?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >meat turns soup into a stew
        How do you think ramen is made?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You've never had chicken noodle soup for lunch?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/ZUuZDSt.jpeg

          >meat turns soup into a stew
          How do you think ramen is made?

          Ramen is a bit heavier than what I was initially going for
          Pic rel is what I wanted

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Says you need an onion broth.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            chicken stock isn't heavy you dumb gay.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm making proper miso for the first time today or tomorrow. Got all the ingredients etc. I'll report back with my recipe if it doesn't taste like shit. One thing I'll mention though is you'll need to make a trip to the asian grocer to get the dried kelp, bonito flakes and dried mushrooms for the stock. Oh and the miso paste too. Not much to it other than steeping the first three things to make a base, then adding paste. Stir. then when ready, add silken tofu, scallion and enoki, wakame or whatever you feel like.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Speaking anecdotally (as an Asian): my mum never makes soup without meat. She did one time because my dad had to go on a diet and even he couldn't eat it.
      In fact, they even laugh at White vegetarians for eating noodle soup, getting it with no meat assuming it's vegeterian, because the soup itself is a meat stock.

      I can only think of the Japanese who have miso and dashi.

      source: my butthole

      You've never had chicken noodle soup for lunch?

      https://i.imgur.com/ZUuZDSt.jpeg

      >meat turns soup into a stew
      How do you think ramen is made?

      The superior european soups don’t require meat

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you can literally see the chunks of pancetta in that soup lmao, also it was 100% made with chicken stock

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Apart from what others have said about stock and seasonings, you may have been missing the right amount of salt. Broth like that tastes of absolutely nothing until you reach a certain salt level.
    Start off by frying a shallot sliced in half face down, slices of garlic, ginger, and carrot in hot oil until the shallot face is very brown, then add the water. That gives a passable quick base for a vegetable soup.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I didn’t use a recipe
    >Asians can’t soup
    You’re just bad at this

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    use some Krill next time so you'll have a nice light seafood broth along with vegtables

    >inb4 wahhh vegetable soup too plain

    Then go suck a salt stick homosexual

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      baleen ass homie

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >It doesn’t taste BAD. There’s not a bad small or taste, it just tastes watery and plain. Is this how it’s supposed to be?
    Yes. The rest of the world doesn't like saturated salt, sugar and vinegar. We prefer real produce. Imagine that.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, that the upsell the cat looking asians try to sell to you. You too can buy your cats some frisky feast.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just remember that that what you see in Chinkytown isn't just friendly kittens and puppers.

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