Canh Carrot Ga Vien – Carrot with chicken sausage soup

Canh Carot Cha Ga – Carrot Soup with Chicken Sausage

This is a simple and delicious soup for family meal or served as broth for noodle soup.

Make 4 servings


  • 1/2 lb chicken sausage (use the recipe from Chicken sausage patties, but do not fry them)
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 carrots, peeled, washed, cut into bite size pieces
  •  4 pieces of Napa cabbage, cut into 1-in pieces
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 green onion, thinly sliced


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add carrot and 1/2 cup of water, heat it up for 5-7 minutes until carrots cooked through.  This step is used to speed up the cooking process.
  2. In a pot, add water, chicken broth, salt,  and bring to boil  over high heat.
  3. Use a tablespoon, scoop  the chicken sausage into balls (do not need to be round shape),  drop into the soup.  Cook for 5  minutes until chicken balls floating on the surface.
  4. Carefully add cooked carrot, Napa cabbage, and cook for 3-5 minutes over medium high heat. Taste the soup, add extra salt to your taste.
  5. Transfer soup to a large bowl, sprinkle cilantro, green onion and ground black pepper.
  6. Serve hot.

Cooking Tips

  • Napa cabbage enhances the soup flavor.
  • You also can cook carrot directly in broth.  Napa cabbage must add into the pot after cooking chicken.
  • Also, we can use chopped shrimp or ground pork instead of chicken.



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