Monday, October 13, 2008

Hot and Sour Soup 酸辣湯

I got the recipe from Sin Chew Daily (星洲日報) a few months ago.  The recipe:

Ingredients:
6 mushrooms, shredded (substituted with hijiki)
1/2 carrot, julienned
1/2 box tofu, shredded
200g pork, shredded (substituted with steamed shredded chicken)
1 packet preserved mustard (榨菜)
Corn starch, mixed with water
(1 egg, I added before scooping to bowl)

Seasoning:
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
soya sauce to taste

Cooking method:
1. Boil a pot of water, put in preserved mustard, simmer for a while
2. Gradually put in pork (i put in chicken last in my case as it was precooked), tofu, mushroom (hijiki in my case) and carrot
3. Stir in seasoning, then follow with corn starch water to thicken the soup
4. Scoop soup to bowl, put in bit of black vinegar, sesame oil and chili oil, served


This was my bowl of hot and sour soup, with spring onion?  No no, look closer, they r chili padi cos I don have chili oil at home :)

This was little girl's, with 4 pieces of Hello Kitty fish cake I bought at Jusco Midvalley this afternoon. Little girl said the hijiki looked like tadpoles, she was happy fishing the "tadpoles" from the soup!

Talking of soup, I'd a silly encounter with little girl, it happened last friday after her pre-school while driving to mum's place  She was savoring her left-over piece of pizza ....

LG:  We had red strawberry soap at school today, mummy!
Me:  Ooh!  Is it nice?  Did u eat it?
LG:  Mummy, it is strawberry soap, soap ah!
Me:  Ok, ok!  Did u drink the soup?
LG:  No, I didn't, mummy, it is strawberry soap!  * showing a funny look *
Me:  Why?  Why don u try the soup?
LG:  Mummy, it is strawberry soap!  * rubbing her hands *
Me:  * Slapped forehead *  Sorry, sorry!  What a silly mummy!

So, it's the red strawberry soap for washing hands!

2 comments:

FAMILY FIRST said...

Hello Kitty Fish cake from Jusco Mid Valley ... got meh? I should start looking out for all these ... colorings are edible I suppose? Do they have any other cute designs .. my boy loves cars!

kel said...

It's placed at the cold Jap food section near the cooked food or bento section. Sorry, they have only Hello Kitty for the cute design.

I believe these coloring are ok, can't escape from food coloring nowadays. right?