Thursday, 15 November 2012

Home-Cooked Thursday dinner.


When you've got great family members with you, all you need is a good program running on tele, a happy bubbly merry heart and a series of great home cooked food.

Family time together should never be neglected. We bond as one because of food? Or is it food the reason we come together? i'd choose the latter. 

I was first introduced to Chinese soup as a child. During regular dinner times at home, I would feast on potato soup, ignoring the other dishes.  All I knew was that I couldn't get enough of them! I love POTATOES!

This Chinese pork ribs soup with vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, celery) is commonly known as “ABC soup” or “luo song tang” 罗宋汤 . I am always puzzled as to why it is called ABC soup since there are no pasta letters in it, and the main ingredients (typically potatoes and carrots) do not all start with the letters A, B and C. Till now, i'm still figuring this out. Since younghen , I know the combination of ingredients is right when 10 minutes into simmering, the entire kitchen is always filled with a wonderful soup aroma. That's what we call motherly love. HAHAHA.

ABC Soup Recipe

  • 250 grams pork ribs
  • 1.3 litres water
  • 2-3 medium potatoes peeled and cut to chunks
  • 1 large yellow onion roughly chopped
  • carrots peeled and cut to chunks
  • tomato sliced to 6 wedges
  • 2 slices ginger optional
  • salt to taste


  1. Blanch pork ribs in boiling water for about 5 minutes, then rinse with cold water, set aside.
  2. Add water, blanched pork ribs and dump the rest of the ingredients (except salt) into a soup pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low fire for another 40-50 mins. Season to taste with salt. 
  3. DRINK UP!!!!!!

 Chicken's the way to go!

Veg that i was not interested in at all.


Such is bliss :)

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