Hot and Sour Soup

Soup is one of the easies dishes to prepare, here is another simple and quick soup. If it is not spicy enough, just add some fresh chopped chilli padi into the soup! Preparation: 8 mins, Cooking time: 10 mins Ingredients (serves 2)° 50g silken tofu, shredded° 20g carrot, peeled and shredded° 50g fresh shiitake mushroom […]

Spinach Soup with Shimeji Mushroom

This is a lovely emerald colour soup – light and sweet with blended spinach. I used kelps and sliced carrot, boiled for about 10 minutes to lend some flavour and sweetness to this soup, as I usually do not like to use seasoning or too lazy to spend hour in preparing broth or stock. I […]

Quick Romaine and Enoki Mushroom Soup

This is a simple and easy soup to make, if you prefer not to stir fry and wanted something simple. Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients (serves 2)° 100g romaine (cos lettuce)° ½ carrot, peeled and cut into small chunks° 50g enoki mushroom (golden needle mushroom), trimmed° 1 slice ginger° 500ml water° 1 […]

Vegetarian Bak Kut Teh (Vegetables Version)

With all these instant sachets, it makes cooking so much easier and it does not require any special culinary skill at all. I used to get the vegetarian bak kut teh pack that comes with herbal sachet and the mock meats which taste equally good. However, I don’t really like eating so much mock meats. […]

Quick Mini ‘Steamboat’ Soup

This is a one-pot wonder for days that are too tired to whip up a big meal. It is improvised from the steamboat which we usually have, using its few common ingredients. Carrot is used to sweeten the soup and by using Chinese celery leaves (tang o), it spices up the soup with a lovely […]

Thunder Tea Rice Soup (Clear Soup)

Again, this is the improvised version of the thunder tea rice soup. The traditional way of making this soup is much more complicated, by using wooden pestle to grind all the ingredients until powdery. Then, hot water is poured into these ingredients like groundnuts, sesame seeds, green tea leaves, coriander, ngai etc. We just don’t […]

Lotus Root Soup with Peanut

This is a simple and delicious clear soup that needs a little longer time to cook in order to have softer peanut. Lotus root is a good source of iron and vitamins. Mock meat can be added, if desired. Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 90 mins Ingredients (serves 4)° 250g lotus root, peeled and sliced° […]

Boxthorn Soup with Wolfberries

A quick and simple yet tonic soup, as in traditional Chinese medicine, wolfberries are believed to help both vision and kidney function. When stripping the leaves from the Chinese boxthorn (gou qi cai) for cooking, beware of the thorns! Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients (serves 2)° 50g boxthorn leaves° 1 slice ginger° […]