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Soup

Healthy Cactus Soup with Chicken (仙人掌煲鸡汤)

“Cactus soup. Sounds weird as food? Not true, it’s surprising great as food, especially to be cooked in soup, trust me.”

Came across many savory dishes on Aloe Vera and loved it. When come to Cactus, it gave an impression of an over-whelming greenish taste, but it is not true! After reading some write-ups on the benefits of taking cactus, I decided to give it s try. And guess what, it is really great to have in the soup!

Not sure since when, many articles claimed that cactus has become a popular dish in many occasions since it is easy to cook. Its stem can be eaten chilled with some additions of salad dressing. It can be fried or stewed, besides cooking in the soup. But, today, I am going to focus just on soup cooking because the soup tastes a real good! read more

Minestrone Soup

“The nights’re getting colder and colder even in my year-long summer country, Singapore. So, nothing’s better than having a hot hearty soup which easily cooked at home.”

I always like Minestrone soup, and will choose this Italian vegetables soup whenever given a choice when dining out for Western/ Italian meal, but this was the first time I have this soup cooked at home. I wouldn’t cook this for the family, usually, because I am the only one at home like tomato-based soup (Sob….)! None of them likes Minestrone soup since they are not a fan of tomato based soup. They wouldn’t mind chicken noodle soup, but not the Minestrone. That’s why I had never cooked this favourite vegetables soup at home! :( read more

Sliced Sheng Yu (Haruan Fish) and Green Papaya Soup (生鱼片木瓜汤)

“This is my light and flavorful Sheng Yu soup, without too many elements in it. This is simply an appealing clear fish soup dish that whets your appetite, at the same time, takes care of your health!”

‘Sheng Yu’ (生鱼), the Chinese term for Haruan fish. Haruan is also known as Snakehead Murrel, if it sounds more familiar to you.

In Cantonese culture, Haruan fish is recommended for one who had undergone surgery as it’s believed in the wound healing properties of this fish. read more

Soupy Chicken Stew

“Chicken Stew with Assorted Root Vegetables for cold rainy days”

This dish is a variation of a stew served at the Soup Spoon restaurant, where I usually have or pack my soupy lunch during rainy days. It was to avoid walking to lunch to unsheltered places on my heels under the rain.

The Tokyo chicken stew soup is one of their popular choices in the Soup Spoon restaurant. I was not sure why is it called Tokyo chicken stew. Perhaps it has some special ingredients from Japan in it, I was not too sure. However, this is surely a delicious stew in clear soup which resembles the chicken noodle soup served in many Western cuisine restaurants. I was very interested to cook this up on my own at home. To please my family, and to save my bucks, too! read more

Fresh Clams and Mallow Squash Soup (鲜蛤角瓜汤)

“Still clams, still soupy.. And now with mallow squash. Delectable and low in fat, this soup dish is also easy to be assembled at home!”

Seafood and mallow soup dish. Not quite a soup, but more like a soupy dish. Don’t understand what I mean? Ok, let me explain… This recipe was supposedly a moist (but not wet) barbequed dish, but I added with some water to make it a soupy dish. I did not add too much water, just half the amount of the usual soup cooking’s, just to make it more soupy, that’s all.. That’s why I called it a soupy dish instead of soup dish. read more

Century Egg and Coriander Soup (皮蛋芫荽汤)


“One of a kind delicious soup dish. Apparently, this soup is very popular as Hotpot soup base, esp in Hong Kong.”

You might hate eating food with coriander, and also find it weird and unimaginable to have century eggs cooked in soup… but that’s not the case in this soup dish.. Such combination in my soup might sound unappealing but it was indeed very aromatic and delicious to consume.  And don’t be surprised, this was one of the most popular options of hot pot soup base in many restaurants in Hong Kong. I was initially in doubt with such soup option, too, but looking at so many of the reviews from those experienced diners, they actually well commented this as hot pot soup base. Hence, I thought it wouldn’t go wrong to go with the choice of majority, esp the locals’ recommendation. So I tried the soup the very first time when I had my hotpot meal in Hong Kong. And, it surprised me pleasantly. It was such a delicious soup with natural aromas and sweetness yielded from the corianders and century eggs in the soup! read more