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! 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.

Liked it with more liquid as the flavor of clams will be fully emerged in the soup. Eating the clam and mallow together with its soup yields even better aromas in the palate, indeed. 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!

I couldn’t find this soup when came back to Singapore. I thought I should just try to cook at home. And, here we go! More

Double Boiled Snow Pear Soup with Fritillaria Bulbs and Sweet Almond (川贝母南杏炖雪梨)

“Another lung nourishing soup for your healthy diets. 2 ways eating, soup or dessert.”

If you need something to cool your body down or just to nourish your skin, throat and lung, try this simple and delicious soup.
It shows off the mild tangy and refreshing taste with a hint of mild natural sweetness in the soup on the finish.

Drink this nourishing soup in meals or as dessert. This is definitely one of the great soup dishes for the summer days. More

Hearty Soup Recipe

“Meat, root vegetables, cereal grains and (lotus) seeds make this soup dish a perfectly hearty & healthy one dish meal.”

This weeknight wonder is packed with plenty of minerals, protein, vitamin-rich and well balancing ingredients. Perfect comforting soup dish for a busy week night.

A small handful of tiny dried scallops was added to intensify the flavor of this soup, while barley (cereal grain) and lotus seeds in the soup create familar texture and refreshing flavor to the taste bud. These elements added not just the cooling effect to the body system, also brighten its flavour. More

Ginseng Prawn Herbal Soup

“Ginseng Prawn Herbal Soup tasty and healthy”

Ginseng shrimp herbal soup, or we usually called it, Ginseng prawn herbal soup, is not an usual dish. Diners will be more familiar with Ginseng chicken soup and/ or Drunken prawns, but not so the prawns in Ginseng soup though.. Yes, I guessed so. However, it turned out great. Resembling Drunken Prawns, but this has milder flavour, with more soup in the dish. Great taste, great dish great nutritioned soup!

Easy to cook. You may even boil the soup in slow cooker in the morning, for long hours. Then, simply add in prawns to simmer for 5 minutes, when about to serve as dinner. More

Bitter Gourd Pork Ribs Soup with Wolfberry in Slow Cooker

“Slow-Cooked Healthy Vegetable Soup”

Hi there, how are you? It had been many days since the last update of my post.. Even though I still cooked during these busy days, but was really too occupied by tons of chores, and no choice but to miss the posting for awhile.

Today, not posting any HK gourmet, I wanted to share my soup recipe here. One of my readers, Ms Lin Li, left comment in my FB page to request more soup recipes. I promised her to share it in the upcoming posts.. So, here you go.. More

Steamed Winter Melon and Clams Soup

“Healthy seafood soup dish, loved its subtle and soothing flavour”

Healthy seafood & melon soup which was done with steaming method. Not the usual boiling stuff direct from the stove though, soup made from steaming method yields very smooth mouthfeel. It gives a very soothing effect to the throat and even the entire body. For whom does not really like clams, would love this. Subtly flavoured soup was without a trace of ‘fishy taste’ which usually found in the clams. Not mine! Winter melon in the soup was very soft, too.

This simple yet palatable clear soup dish with seafood and melon should be cooked and consumed more often, if you are such a health freak like me (smile). Well, just kidding.. but it’s true that this dish is a must-try homecooked soup dish, drink it to cool and sooth the body and clear body system, or when feel like having some milder flavour dishes for the evening. More