Fish balls soup

Assorted Clear Soup(什锦清汤)


“Delicious and $$ Saving Clear Soup with assorted balls and vegetables”

Nothing very fantastic, but a decent soup dish for the family. Just trying to improvise a dinner dish with yesterday’s leftover food ingredients in my refrigerator. This is one of the way keeping my refrigerator ‘free’ from space, and reducing wastage of food and $$ (chuckling).

I think it is ideal to just try your best to clear up whatever you have in your refrigerator. Make some nice dishes out of it, using the same ingredients, but came out with different food, is the ultimate challenge, you think so??

And, not sure what to name this dish. I’ll call it, Mixed Soup! This soup recipe of mine, not really that great, but taste is guarantee pleasant. Easy to drink and simple to feel. I considered this soup as a good and light dish for some dinner meals when you need to have something light and yet keep your stomach filled, but not heavy loaded kind of stuff…. This is the soup dish for you, manz!

See below:

6 pieces of leaned meaty pork ribs, blanched
1 regular carrot, cut into short pieces lengthwise, halves each pieces if necessary
1 small brinjal aka egg plant, cut into short pieces lengthwise
4 leaves of cabbage, cut into smaller pieces
1 bunch of beansprout, trimmed
12 fish balls
12 pork meat balls
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 cloves of garlic, minced
1 big pot of water (about 1500ml), 50% filled

1) Heat up a pot, add sesame oil. Sauté garlic till fragrant. Quickly pour in water and bring to a boil over high heat.

2) Add blanched pork ribs, and all ingredients including vegetables, fish balls and meat balls.

3) Reduce heat to low fire. Covered with lid. Simmer for 30 minutes, or longer, if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Food ingredients can be varied depends on what’re available in your refrigerator. The above combinations are purely my best recommendation which allows “plus” or “minus” of ingredients used.

I made a nice, beautiful and colourful as well as well-balanced combination of nutrients soup as above. Low-fat, of course!

I tasted it, and it tasted good!

Tips: Substitute brinjal (egg plant) with green and/or red pepper (Capsicum or known as Lantern Chili) or even broccoli florets, if you do not like brinjal.
* Dip the fish balls with light soy sauce and chopped red chili.

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6 Responses

  1. Hi Food Lover,

    Easy to cook, it is very suitable for those who “cook whatever comes to our mind” type of “cooker”…

    Just like your tofu dish which I have already tried! Simple, but tasty!! :D

  2. Hi Eugene,

    Do you mean the food? If so, I can assure you that the food in this soup is not hard.. All boiled till soften and easy to chew.. but if your boy is too young, I will recommend you to half the balls.

    If you are referring to the cooking method, it is very simple to make.. :)

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