Monday, February 16, 2015

Chinese Cabbage, Prawns and Egg Soup

One of my easy and quick cook soup with simple ingredients yet it is tasty enough for serving on busy days. Suitable for all ages in the family, too.
I cooked this soup during the time when I was suffering from sensitive teeth and needs to eat really soft vegetables.  Cooked this again yesterday and I'm sharing it here as my last posting before CNY.  Going back to my in-law's place  tomorrow and from then on is very busy time for me till after CNY.
The soup is tasty with the Chinese cabbage and prawns. The beaten egg brings the cabbages together.  Nice.
[serves 2-3]
200 gm Chinese cabbage [pak choy] – rinsed and cut thin shreds
1 small carrot – peeled and shredded
1 egg – lightly beaten with some pepper and light soy sauce to taste
100 – 150 gm prawns – shelled with tails intact
½ tsp salt and ½ tsp chicken stock granules to taste
Dash of pepper and sesame seed oil
Some fried crispy garlic oil
Some chopped spring onions
750 ml water
  1. Bring water to boil in a soup pot or claypot. Add in Chinese cabbage and carrots. Let it boil and cooked until soft or crunchy according to own preference.
  2. Add in the seasoning to taste, then add in the prawns to cook.
  3. Once prawns are cooked, pour in the beaten egg in a circular pattern. Do Not Stir, just let it cook for 1-2 minutes or until cooked.
  4. Off heat and serve hot.  Garnish with spring onions and fried crispy garlic.


PH said...

Kimmy, this is yet another one of your simple but tasty soups! During busy days it is always very practical to cook something that is fuss free like this. I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! I know you will be super busy but you can rest after that hee..hee...

Hakuna Matata said...

I love soup and I love Asian food. Thanks for sharing this lovely soup. private chef in austin texas

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, Wishing you and your loved ones 'A Good & Happy CNY' too. Yes, already back at my MIL's place. You are right, I'm super busy for at least 8 hours in one stretch preparing CNY eve food, cleaning up the place and lots more to do tomorrow and the next few days. Hope these few days will be over soon and I can rest awhile in my own 'nest' before going for holiday and can put on my CNY clothes then, hehehe!

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Kimmy! Dropping by to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous year! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Jozelyn Ng said...

Hi, Kimmy! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you! May you have a happy & prosperous goat year!

DG said...

Although this soup looks simple but sure the taste must be very sweet with the combination of cabbage and prawn :) Here, I wish you & family members abundant good health, prosperity, wealth and success :)

Rumbling Tummy said...

I love this cabbage and it is very sweet. Pair with prawns heighten the flavour. Xin Nian Kuai Le.

Madeline said...

Hi Kimmy, dropping by to wish u n ur family a happy n blessed lunar new year! May the goat year brings u good health n prosperity!!

Kimmy said...

Thanks to Alvin, Jozelyn, DG, Edith and Madeline for all your greetings and well wishes. My Happy Chinese New Year greetings to all of you too. Gong Xi Gong Xi.

Amy Baking Diary said...

Hi Kimmy!
I cooked this. It's really nice!

Kimmy said...

Hi Amy, thanks for the feedback. Glad you tried and like it. This soup is good to serve with another carbo dish [fried rice].