Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Arrowroot ~ 'Fun Kot' soup




Arrowroot comes from the root of a large, leafy plant that is native to Central and South America and the Caribbean.  It is also found in other tropical regions such as South East Asia, South Africa, Australia and Florida.
Although bland in taste, Arrowroot contains calcium and carbohydrates and other nutrients, primarily used for its soothing benefit and its effect in dealing with diarrhoea.  It is also used in the kitchen to thicken soups, sauces or as an ingredient in some recipes for biscuits.  Vegetarians use it instead of eggs in bread and desserts.

Now back to this soup.............  Arrowroot soup or in Cantonese 'Fun Kot' soup with 'Loh Kai Por' literally translated to mean 'Old Mother Hen'.  Poor chicks, once their 'reproductive' cycle have expired, they'll land in the cooking pot!


A piece of Arrowroot cut into half, some wolfberries - 'Kei Chi', some 'Hoi Chook' and red dates.






Do remove the 'oil slick' from the soup as the 'star' ingredient has been accumulating oil and fat over the years, but nevertheless the soup is indeed tasty!

Ingredients
  • 650 gm Arrowroot ~ 'Fun Kot'.
  • 11 cups of water
  • 20 gm red dates, seeded
  • 10 gm wolfberries ~ 'Kei Chi'
  • 10 gm Hoi Chook
  • 1 mother hen, about 500 gm, cut into chunks
  • Salt to taste
Preparation
  1. Cut off the skin of the arrowroot, wash and cut the arrowroot into cubes.
  2. Heat up some water in a pot and blanch the chciken pieces for a few minutes in the hot water.  Remove and rinse in running water, drain.
  3. Boil the 11 cups of water with the arrowroot, red dates, wolfberries and hoi chook.
  4. Once the soup is boiling, add in the chicken pieces, boil under medium heat.
  5. Adjust to low heat and simmer the soup for 3 hours.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Serve hot.

Comments

  1. I like to cook this soup too, but i add lotus, next time must try this way. I heard this also good for skin complexion, so drink more lar, hehehe..

    ReplyDelete
  2. I doubt I had this before. Will try it out.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh I love this kind of soup very much too. I like the smell of it. But arrowroot is quite pricy huh! Hope you'll have a great weekend.
    Regards, Kristy
    p/s any meet up going there?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cheah...I love this soup too...lots of goodness in it and tasty too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like deep fried arrowroot and in soups too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sonia
    Yes heard something like that, so make more of this soup.

    penny
    Do try it, it's tasty.

    Kristy
    You have a nice weekend too!

    Elin
    Drink more if you want a more beautiful you!

    pigpigscorner
    Never had it deep fried before, would love to try. Are you referring to the ones during CNY?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Country style steam chicken

This is one simple recipe of  steamed chicken dish which I'm sure many bloggers have blogged before.  Tasty yet easy and quick to prepare, this dish pairs very well with steamy hot white rice.

Chocolate chip raisin butter cupcake ~ 巧克力葡萄干牛油蛋糕

I tweaked the Marble Butter Cake recipe to make these delicious cupcakes for breakfast and there were some leftovers for tea as well.  I managed to get 17 cupcakes from the recipe and was very pleased that there were no cracks on them after being baked.   My family members were equally pleased as the cupcakes weren't overly sweet as I had reduced the amount of sugar from the recipe.




Chocolate chip and raisin butter cupcake  ~  巧克力葡萄干牛油蛋糕  
Ingredients

230 gm unsalted butter160 gm caster sugar (reduced from 200 gm)4 eggs200 gm self-raising flour60 ml milk50 gm choc chips50 gm raisinsZest from 1 orange1 tsp vanillaa pinch of saltMethod Sift the self-raising flour and salt, set aside.Beat the butter, sugar and orange zest till light and creamy.Add in the eggs one @ a time, mix well.  Add in vanilla.On low speed, fold in the flour, alternating with the milk.  Mix till well incorporated.Add in the chocolate chips and raisins.   Mix till well combined.Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop the ba…

Passion Fruit Cake ~ 百香果蛋糕

This is a simple light sponge cake, moist and soft, full of fruity aroma.  I baked them in a mini loaf pan, drizzled on some fresh passion fruit and finished off with a dust of icing sugar.  I added some pulp and seeds in the batter to give it more crunch and the result was a 'Yum'  .......definitely a keeper recipe for sure!






Passion Fruit Cake  ~  百香果蛋糕  
Ingredients

3 passion fruits100 gm caster sugar100 ml canola oil2 eggs50 ml plain yoghurt150 gm self-raising flour1 tsp  baking powder40 gm almond meal2 Tbsp seedsZest from a lemonSeeds and icing sugar to decorate  (optional)Method Press passion fruit pulp through a sieve, retain the juice and seeds.In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, eggs, yoghurt and passion fruit juice till well combined.Sift flour and baking powder into the batter, mix on low speed.  Mix with a spatula and add in the lemon zest and almond meal.Add in 2 Tablspoons of seeds, mix till all ingredients are fully combined.Scoop the batter into an oiled a…