Thursday, August 20, 2015

They say a person just needs three things to be truly happy in this world

Ingredients: (For 5 servings)
15 small black flower mushrooms, reserve mushroom water
150g spare ribs
100g pork ribs
2 small saito fishcakes
10 pork & mushroom balls
1 carrot peeled and sliced
5 leaves of lettuce chopped
200g of rice vermicelli presoaked
500g of prawns, deshelled and deveined, marinate with a dash of soy sauce, shaoxing wine, pepper, a dash of sesame oil. reserve head and shells.
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Oyster sauce 2 large tablespoons
0.5 teaspoon of salt to taste
1 cube of Knorr chicken stock (no MSG)
500ml of pork rib stock
2L of water
Parsley, chopped red chillies


Blanch spare ribs and pork ribs and set aside.

Once pan is heated, add sesame and vegetable oil. Fry minced garlic till fragrant and add prawn shells and head. Fry and lightly press the head while frying :) 

Add 2L of water, 500 ml of pork rib stock, flower mushrooms and reserve mushroom water. Once it comes to a boil, add sliced carrots. Let the soup continue boiling, add 1 chicken stock cube, oyster sauce and salt to taste.

Let the soup continue to simmer over low heat. Add in the pork ribs and spare ribs, fishcake and prawns.

Once ready for dinner, let soup come to a boil and add in the presoaked vermicelli to cook in the soup. Divide the vermicelli into 5 portions and the sliced lettuce before arranging ingredients and adding soup. Finish with a dash of white pepper to taste. 

Top with parsley and serve with cut red chilli padi :)

From our kitchen to yours,
Brenda x

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