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Soup

Lotus Root and Peanut Soup with Prime Ribs (莲藕花生排骨汤)

“The best home-taste Asian soup for the foreign home landers..”

This traditional Chinese soup never fails to smother you with plenty of home feeling. Many of our mothers or even ourselves cook this soup so often that it has then become one of the staple food in our households (chuckling). If you are now landing in a foreign place alone, and missing your mum’s cooking or the hometown dishes, boil this soup by your own. The ingredients are simple and easily found in most Asian markets. This home-taste goodness, with a foundation of mineral-rich ingredients, will both satisfy your appetite and heart as a foreign home lander (smile). read more

Light Vegetarian Root Vegetables Soup (我的萝卜世界)

“It’s light, it’s nourishing, it’s delicious, and it’s hearty. Take this soup on your vegetarian days, or simply drink it to cleanse or to cool body system once in a while”

This robust rooty soup makes a wonderful weeknight dinner which packed with plenty of beta-carotene (good for eyes and skins) and vitamin-rich root vegggies i.e. the radishes and carrots. Adding of meaty pork ribs not just brighten its flavour, but also make it higher in nutritional values, at the same time, balance your diet with both veggies and meat in the dish. However, since I had this soup on my vegetarian day last week, and hence, I did not add any meat, but to enhance flavour to this soup, soy beans made a good addition. read more

Corn Egg Drop Soup (玉米蛋花羹)

“Super easy and quick soup to settle your dinner on a busy night.”

Weekdays were always busy for many families. Dinner during weekdays was best to settle as simple and fast as possible. Having said that, we would not want to compromise our intake of nutrients as well as our health just to ease our cooking. Neither did we want to fuss over dining out every night.

I had this quick, simple-making and delicious soup recipe here.  It took just 25 minutes to prepare and cook! Ingredients were easy to prepare, and its simple cooking steps were tailored simply for the busy weeknights. read more

Cordyceps and Ginseng Tonic Soup with Black Chicken (冬虫夏草泡参黑鸡汤)

“Nourishing Chinese Herbal Soup, its extensive health benefits to all ages are beyond your imagination.”

I had a bowl of Cordyceps tonic soup for lunch at one of the coffee shop at Ang Mo Kio area last week as I wanted to take something nourishing and tonical. Did not expect Cordyceps soup to taste so great, its mild fragrance in the palate with a hint of natural sweetness impressed me. So, I jotted down the Chinese herbs found in the soup (luckily, I still recognise each herb used.. :p), and decided to find out more about it, and to make it at home for my family. read more

“Du Zhong” Kidney Supplement Tonic Soup with Pig Tail(杜仲猪尾补腰汤)

Chinese tonic soup that relieves your backache problems. ”

Du Zhong, you pronounce this in Chinese, and in Chinese word, it’s written as 杜仲. This Chinese herb is categorized as a yang supplement that helps in low backaching problem, especially for men. It is also well-known in tonifying the kidney function, strengthening muscle and bones, nourishing liver blood, and many more effects. Some say it is a men’s tonic soup (cheeky smiles). However, don’t get it wrong that only men could drink this soup, it is good for both men and women to drink. Even older children are fine to drink it in moderate. read more

Abalone Beehoon Soup (鲍鱼米粉汤)

“Express & light, but luxury lunch deal at home!”

Not sure what to have for lunch? I had plenty of Szechuan vegetable soup cooked in excessive portion for dinner on a weekend yesterweek. But the pork ribs in the soup were all finished up the same night, left only the vegetables with soup. Plenty of soup! It would be a waste to discard the soup, I used it to cook bee hoon soup for my lunch the next day. Yes, since there was a can of abalone in my storage bought during CNY, it would be good to enjoy it with my plain bee hoon (rice stick or rice vermicelli) soup! read more