Yellow Croaker Fish (Huang Hua 黄花鱼) Soup

My husband likes 100 seconds yellow croaker fish soup of Putien restaurant very much. The soup’s name 百秒黄花鱼 literally means cook yellow croaker fish for only 100 seconds. The soup is very nice and tasty. We happened to see fresh yellow croaker sold in supermarket and we bough 2 of them. It’s very rare to…

Tomato & Egg Soup

I’ve been having this soup since I was very little. There is a little difference between the soup in the southern and northern China. Usually, southerners like soup and they like the soup that cooked for hours. I know many northerners like my family don’t consume too much time cooking soup. So fast soup like…

Clam Soup With Tofu & Egg

Ingredients: Clam meat 1 egg tofu cubes water salt oil Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in clam meat, and stir fry till aromatic. Pour in 2 cups of hot water. Also cut in tofu cubes. Water will become milky white in color. Bring soup to boil. And simmer for 3- 5 mins….

ABC Soup

My husband used to cook this soup for me.  That’s really shocking since he seldom cooks. He cooks for maybe 10 times at most and chooses to cook soup. Why? Because he just needs to put all the ingredients into a pot and let the cooker do the rest work. That’s why I cannot say…

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…