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Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup (奶油蘑菇浓汤)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)

“Homemade, from scratch. With the best flavor, restaurant standard. It’s not difficult, no flour, no milk and less cream, all needed ingredients are easily available at supermarkets.
全制自作法。在家也能煮出餐厅的水准。无添加面粉,无需牛奶,减用奶油也是这份食谱的特点。这里所需的材料定可在超市买得到的。 “

I wouldn’t say this lightly, it’s definitely one of the best soup dishes to be cooked as a treat to yourself as well as your family. Nothing complicated, I chose 3 types of the common mushrooms, and the combination really yields an extensive flavor, with the right & smooth creamy consistency. read more

Papaya Snow Fungus Sweet Soup with Black Sugar (木瓜雪耳黑糖水)

“Come, learn the correct method, follow the actual steps, to cook this nourishing papaya snow fungus sweet soup in my recipe.”

Just realized that I did not have my papaya snow fungus sweet soup recorded. I thought I did, but apparently only having the savory version as well as the adaption with winter melon. Well, this was a great time to showcase it as I boiled this nourishing goodness with Okinawa black sugar instead of rock sugar. It turned out to be even tastier and smoother mouthfeel. For sure, black sugar is healthier version of sugar than other kinds of sugar, especially for women, as it provides nutrients such as Iron, Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium. Plus, this sweet soup helps in nourishing the lungs as well as skin complexion. What’s more can I ask for?! :D read more

Healthy Five-Color Veggie Clear Soup (五色清湯)

“Healthy, nourishing, low fat and delicious colorful clear soup.”

For health purpose, we are supposed to take at least 5 colors of vegetables a day. For dieting purpose, this is the soup for you. Even when you need delicious and steamy hot supper, look nowhere, this is the one!

This is not the conventional 5-color soup, but something I have come out with that I personally thought was very tasty and home-feel. Not only it’s colourful and nutritious, it’s a tasty clear soup which you won’t mind having it everyday. Even my toddler son loved this! read more

Light Papaya Soup

“It’s one of the best soups for health & diet watchers. Also great for all ages!”

All the ingredients used in this soup recipe were truly nutritious. Packed with high content of nutrients, and they were delicious to taste, too.

Some nutritional facts:
Papaya, a fruit that contains not only high amount of antioxidant, but also an enzyme (papain) which helps digest protein. Snow fungus, nourishes your lungs and skin. Black-eyed beans as a kind of legumes. I did not need to highlight the rest of the familiar ingredients. Best thing, this super delicious soup was so flavourful with its natural sweetness from the papaya, we don’t need much of the seasoning here. A pinch of salt would be the limit to it. read more

“Dong Quai” Prawn

“Prawns in simple & quick cooking tonic Dong Quai soup, cook this during rainy or cold night, hearty and healthy.”

Dong Quai (“Dang Gui“, in Mandarin), or its Medical name, Angelica Sinensis, has a unique pleasant sweet taste. This Chinese herb is also known as female ginseng. However, it could be taking by the whole family of all ages.

Serves 4-5
Ingredients
500g of medium sized whole prawns, trimmed
5-6 thin slices of Dong Quai (当归片)
1 tablespoon of Hua Diao rice wine
1 teaspoon of wolfberries
1 thick slice of ginger, peeled
Pinch of garlic salt
Pinch of brown sugar
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Teow Chew Style Fish Head Steamboat (潮州鱼头炉)

“Cook whatever you like even the famous local delicacies you have been enjoying only dining out!”

Everyone was craving for 鱼头炉 (“Yu Tou Lu” popular local Chinese soup dish, fish head pot), but we weren’t out to our favorite stalls for this, wasn’t feeling too well to go out for dinner after work.

Not to feel disappointed, I was happy to cook it at home. Taste was 80% alike outside stalls, as my soup wasn’t as ‘sweet’ as those since no msg added, but homemade pot had the most abundance of ingredients. That’s we called homemade… read more