Recipe for vietnamese asparagus soup (sup mang) in our easy ethnic recipes collection. Since asparagus is best in the eary spring, this soup is a favorite choice during Tet Nguyen Dan. Asparagus was brought to Vietnam by the french and quickly became a very popular vegetable. The vietnamese call asparagus western bamboo because it looks similar to bamboo shoots.
(*) For a dressier holiday dish, substitute 8 ounces of cooked crab meat for the chicken in this recipe.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes