soup

  • Shirataki & Itokonnyaku

    Low-Calorie Cabbage & Shirataki Soup

    ‘Shirataki’ is Konjac Noodles that has almost no calories. Cabbage is a popular vegetable to eat when you try to lose weight. Protein is important, so I added Boiled Egg. This soup is a healthy version of Ramen Soup, and definitely low in calories. You can add other vegetables to make this soup more nutritious. …

  • Chicken Other Soup

    Chicken & Dumplings

    Nearly 30 years ago, when I visited Alabama in the US, I fell in love with a dish called ‘Chicken & Dumplings’. I have been cooking it since then, and my ‘Chicken & Dumplings’ has developed into this Japanese take. I use Glutenous Rice Flour (or ‘Shiratamako’) as well as Wheat Flour to make dumplings, …

  • Egg Harusame & Rice Noodles Other Soup Tofu

    Harusame, Tofu & Egg Soup

    ‘Harusame’ are the noodles made from Potato starch or Mung Bean starch. I love its delicate texture. For this soup, please use soft Tofu such as ‘Silken’ or ‘Momen’. Season the soup lightly as the flavour should be gentle and subtle. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups (1000ml) Chicken Stock OR Stock of your choice2 …

  • Chicken Other Soup

    Lemon Chicken & Egg Soup

    Many years ago, I leaned how to cook this soup from my next-door neighbour. She was an old lady who migrated to Australia with her family from Macedonia after WW II. She taught me to use Chicken Drumsticks to make the stock. But I sometimes use Instant Chicken Stock Cube. Today I cooked it in …

  • Beans & Peas Beef Chicken Other Soup Pork

    Chilli Con Carne Soup

    I was making Tomato Soup and I wanted to add leftover cooked Barley to it. Then I decided to add some beans as well. The soup looked like ‘Chilli Con Carne’, so I added the spices that I use to make Chilli Con Carne. The result was excellent. I could have added some Jalapeño. Makes …

  • Other Soup Udon

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Udon & Egg Soup

    There are some particular food that I wish to eat when I have a cold. This is one of them. The essential ingredients for this dish are Udon Soup, Noodles and Egg. I always season it lightly as it is a sick food for me. You can add other ingredients such as green vegetables and …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Monk’s Vegan Soup ‘Kenchin-jiru’

    This soup is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. It is originally a Buddhist dish and vegan. Vegetable base stock, such as Shiitake Mushroom OR Kombu (Kelp), is used for this soup. It is commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but there are many variations these days. Some people prefer seasoning with Miso. Root vegetables are the main …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Orange Vegetable Soup

    As I was so happy with my ‘Green Vegetable Soup’, I tried to make ‘Orange Vegetable Soup’ today. The base is Pumpkin Soup, which I am not a big fan of, though my son and daughter love my ‘Pumpkin Soup’. Because of the Tomato I added, this orange colour soup tastes fruity and I love …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Green Vegetable Soup

    Don’t judge it by its colour. This soup is absolutely delicious! I first made this soup by adding some green vegetables to ‘My Mother’s Potato Soup’ to make it more nutritious. You should add as many different green vegetables as you have. I love to add Broad Beans that makes a huge difference. The more …

  • Hot Pot & Hot Plate Udon

    ‘Nikomi’ Simmered Udon Soup

    ‘Nikomu’ is a Japanese verb that means ‘boil well’. ‘Nikomi Udon’ is a dish of Udon Noodles that are cooked in a soup with various ingredients. It’s a comforting hot pot dish but you don’t need a clay pot. Just cook all ingredients in the soup using a saucepan or pot until softly cooked. Makes …

  • Fish Other Soup Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Fish Rice Soup

    In Japan, people eat ‘Rice Porridge’ when they are sick. It is easy to digest. But you need more nutrients especially Protein and Vitamins to recover from illness. Last week, I became sick. When I started to eat, I cooked this ‘Fish Rice Soup’. This soup is gentle to weakened stomach and very comforting, and …

  • Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Green Rice Soup

    Leftover cooked rice that has turned dry and hard like sand grains. What do you cook with it? Rice soup is a good option. Try this Green Rice Soup. It is very easy and quick to prepare. The key ingredients are Edamame (Young Soy Beans) and Nori. Soft Tofu or Egg can be added. Makes …

  • Other Soup Shirataki & Itokonnyaku

    Low-Calorie Hot & Sour Noodle Soup

    This ‘Hot & Sour Soup’ is low in calories, though it is packed with good nutrients. With Noodles, it can be a very filling & healthy meal. If you are trying to lose weight, I recommend Konjac Noodles. They are called ‘Shirataki’ OR ‘Itokonnyaku’ in Japanese, but they are widely available these days as Konjac …

  • Fish Other Soup

    Coconut Milk Fish Stew

    One day when I was cooking Fish Stew, I discovered that I didn’t have enough milk. I needed to save the milk for next morning’s coffee. Then I decided to use a canned Coconut Milk instead, and the result was OK. Later I learned about a Brazilian fish & seafood stew called ‘Moqueca’, and my …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Other Soup

    Wakame, Egg & Harusame Soup

    ‘Harusame’ are the noodles made from potato starch or mung bean starch. It can be cooked very quickly and I love its delicate texture. Above all, it is very low in calories and I used to cook this soup very often when I was weight conscious, in other words, trying to lose weight. Add Vegetables, …

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