Saturday, December 20, 2008

4-Star Vegetable Soup

This is a soup I made today while digging about my fridge.

I found some corn on the cob, some lotus root, a handful of soyabeans and half a carrot. I decided to make it a full vegetarian soup because I knew soya beans would provide the sweetness desired, in fact, carrot and lotus and corn already are 'sweet' vegetables.

So I put them all together in a pot of water and brought the whole thing to a boil. Put on the lid and turned down the heat so the soup was just simmering. Simmer for 2 hours and season with salt and pepper.

How did it taste?

Very light, very sweet and very clear on the palate. The type of soup that one should drink in this scorching heat. Penang is very hot in the day time and I can feel the heat so here's more reason to drink soup.

Also, when the day heats up and I don't feel like taking much food, soup comes to the rescue.

Try this soup and let me know how it goes.

For variation, you can add some chicken thighs to the soup (but do remove the chicken skin first as this makes the soup a bit too oily).

Here's to a 4-star soup!

(Super tip: If you want extra flavour in your stock, add a handful of soya beans. You don't have to soak the beans. Just put them in with your chicken/pork when you are making your stock and your stock will be ultra yummy. A tip I learnt from hawkers who use soya bean to add more oomph to their stock.)
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