Bak Kut Teh (肉骨茶)

Bak kut teh is a very popular dish in Singapore. It’s kind of spice rib soup. The cooking method is not complicated but it’s a bit time consuming. 1. Wash 1 kg ribs in water. Then put them in a big pot. Add in enough water covers all ribs. Bring water to boil. Take the…

White Fungus, Red Date, Lotus Seed & Barley Soup

Yeah, it’s quite a long name. 🙂 Strictly speaking, this soup should belong to dessert, since it’s a sweet soup not a savory soup. Main ingredients are white fungus (soak in the water first till completely softened and remove the yellow bottom), red dates (remove the core), barley (wash clean), lotus seeds (remove the green…

My Husband’s Favorite Rib, Lotus Root & Peanut Soup Recipe

I was born and grew up in northern part of China. Actually, my family didn’t have the habit of having soup during the meal. I know that people from southern part really like soup. Soup to them is a must-have dish on the table. My husband is a soup lover. He basically likes all kinds…

Fish Maw Soup

In fact, I’ve never had fish maw before I came to Singapore. Fish maw is not that popular in my hometown as it is in southern part of China. The story began on one day, my husband received a CNY gift, which contained many traditional Chinese ingredients for CNY and that’s how we got a…

Vegetable Soup

Before anything. Yeah! That’s a whole potato in the soup. It’s a rally light and simple soup. And of course, it’s also healthy. Even my husband, a 100% meat lover, falls for this soup. Ingredients (serving for 2) potatoes 2 (peeled) carrot 1  (cut into thick strips) onion 1 (cut into quarters) 1/4 head of…

Rib Soup Again! (with Lotus Root and Black Kidney Beans)

My husband is a crazy soup lover. Chicken soup and Rib soup are two kinds which I always cook for him. This time, I tried to make soup with black kidney beans. 1. Soak kidney beans in advance. 2-3 hrs maybe. 2. Wash ribs under water over and over again. 3. Place ribs in a…

Corn Soup

1. Cut all the kernels from a fresh corn. 2. Put corn in a pot. Add in 1/2 cup milk. Bring to boil then turn to low heat and simmer till corn is cooked. 3. Pour all the corn with milk into a blender. Blend till smooth. 4. Pour back to pot. Turn to low…

Chicken Shrimp Wanton Soup Recipe

My husband is big fan of Wanton noodles. When we were in a short trip in Penang, we had very nice wanton noodles at a street stall. He seemed to be addicted to wanton noodles. So after we came back in Singapore, I think I can work a bit on wanton recipe. This time, I…

Trotter & Soy Bean Soup

My husband suddenly mentioned collagen the other day. Trotters came to my mind immediately. So I decided to cook this soup. A very classic Chinese trotter and soy bean soup. It’s a very simple but time-consuming soup. Wash trotters in water and remove the hair. Soak soy beans in advance for 2 or 3 hours…