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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Meatball and Taukee Soup

This is a very homey soup that is easy and simple to prepare yet good with rice for dinner.
It is a quick cook soup that takes only minutes.
My mother in-law gave me some taukee which she told me is good quality ones. These days, taukee could be quite rubbery after cooking but this one isn’t.
The soup turns out so good with just 2 main ingredients. This soup is so easy to cook and I only estimate ‘agak-agak’ the quantity of the ingredients just enough for 3 persons.
I added light soy sauce for colour and to add some sweetness to the soup.
[serves 2]
100 gm pork minced with some chopped garlic and preserved vegetables ‘tung choi’
Several sticks of the taukee [beancurd sticks] – soaked and cut into 2 inch lengths
Some tung choi – rinsed
Light soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste
750 ml water
  1. Marinate minced meat with some pepper, dash of sesame oil and cornflour. Mix well and shape into meat balls.
  2. Bring water to boil in a soup pot. Add in the tung choi and boil for several minutes.
  3. Add in the meat balls to cook followed by the taukee.
  4. Let it boil for several minutes. Add light soy sauce, salt and  pepper to taste.
  5. Scoop up onto soup bowl, serve hot.


Luv Sweet and Savory said...

Hi Kimmy,
Oh yes I occasionally make this soup too. I also like to add some water chestnut to the minced pork as I the crunchy "song song dei" meatballs.

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, good idea to add water chestnuts to meatballs. Only problem is when I wanted to buy some water chestnuts, they are available. Bought some yesterday to make meatballs for steamboat.

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I love meatball soup. My grandma used to cook her meatball soup for our CNY reunion dinner and it has some other vegetables besides taukee. This soup of yours bring back my childhood memories!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, my hubby did mention that our fore fathers were great people coming up with all the simple dishes with simple ingredients that are not costly, yet they are so delicious and nutritious. There is no reason for not cooking at home and keep blaming currency depreciation and high cost of living.

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