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Luffa Tomato Soup

Luffa Tomato Soup Recipe

Instead of soup stock, you can also use plain water and season it to taste (salt, pepper/ soy sauce/ ikan bilis etc).


  • half large luffa/angled gourd (250 to 300 grams before cut)
  • 1 tomato cut to wedges
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 onion roughly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced thinly
  • 250 ml chicken (vegetable) stock
  • 3 slices ginger


  1. Prep luffa by removing the skin using a peeler, then slice into halve lengthwise. Remove and discard the seeds. Cut the luffa flesh to bite-sized chunks. View this post for more info.
  2. In a wok, heat cooking oil and sesame oil. Stir fry the garlic and onions until the latter is softened. Add tomato and luffa. Stir fry briefly to bring out the flavours.
  3. Add chicken stock and ginger. Bring to boil, cover with lid and simmer for about 5 minutes until the luffa is soft.
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Adapted from Teczcape’s luffa tomato soup

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11 comments on “Luffa Tomato Soup”

  1. I love the spongy and light texture of the luffa gourd, especially in soupy broth. They go well with stir-fry eggs too.

  2. Hope you enjoy your first experience with luffa :)

    Sometimes I swirl in an egg towards the egg, and serve them over noodles. One-dish noodle soup for lazy-cooks like me.

    Luffa is also good with clams – quite a popular dish in Taiwan.

    If you see another type of luffa (fatter version, no ridges), you shd try it as it yields much more flesh than this ridge-version.

  3. Used to eat lots of luffa soup during the summer season. My mom made it with silky tofu, pork or like yours, simply with tomatoes.

  4. I have not had luffa for ages…my mom used to cook it with ginger…and I did not know about the 1o ridges…so interesting!
    I like that you added tomato and chicken stock…looks delicious!
    Hope you are enjoying your week Wiffy :)

  5. i am going to try out your recipe.

  6. Thanks for the recipe! Added tang hoon and made it for lunch yesterday. :)

  7. Exactly how much ginger?

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