Friday, October 15, 2010

Vegetarian Soup | 12 comments:


Vegetarian Soup ..... as the name implies, this is a very nutritious, healthy fat-free soup and yes it's meatless.
Therefore, it's very suitable for people who are on a vegetarian diet be it due to religious, health reasons or otherwise.  On top of that this veggie soup needs very little effort and it's easy to whip up!




This is very refreshing for devotees who are observing a strict vegetarian diet during this Taoist  ' Nine Gods Festival'  which began on 8th October and will end tomorrow.  This festival is celebrated over the first nine days of the ninth moon of the lunar Chinese calender.  Devotees will offer lots of joss sticks, incense and red or yellow tortoise buns to these nine dieties,   'Jiu Hwang Yeh'   and Hwang means yellow.


According to a myth, the tortoise-shaped buns were made as an offering because a giant tortoise once saved the Nine Emperor Gods when their ship capsized during a storm.


And this is how I made this light, clear soup .......

Ingredients
  • 2 sticks corn
  • 150 gm lotus root
  • 100 gm carrot
  • 2 tsp wolfberries
  • 5 cups water
  • Salt to taste
Preparation
  1. Cut up the corn, peel and cut up the lotus root and carrot.
  2. In a pot, add in 5 cups water, bring to the boil.
  3. Add in the corn, lotus root and carrot and once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and let it simmer for an hour.
  4. Add salt to taste and toss in the washed wolfberries, simmer for a  minute and turn off heat.
  5. Serve hot.

12 comments:

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  1. the soup must be very sweets with those ingredients. And the yellow tortoise buns look so cute, I never see this b4, what is the filling inside?

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  2. A comforting and healthy soup! My boys love corn and lotus root. Will cook this soup for them during the weekend :)

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  3. Hi Cheah, can you let me have your email address? Just send your email address to my gmail at my contact. I need some help from you.

    Thanks
    Ann

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  4. Lovely soup. I love it though I will get hungry very fast especially in this cold weather cos it's all vegetables :) The yellow tortoises look so cute!

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  5. The soup looks so clear and light! I've never make a vegetarian soup before. But will try it one day. Have a nice evening!
    Kristy

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  6. My mum makes me this back in SG as well. :)

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  7. Cheah...so you will going vegetarian during the Nine Emperor Gods festival? Lovely soup. Healthy and nutritious :) The sweet corn and lotus root makes this soup sweet and yummy !I would want to make this too one of these days. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  8. I love this carrot corn soup! Clear soup tastes better!

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  9. Jess @ Bakericious
    Those buns are plain but a wee bit sweet. You can slice it up and make like french toast or just steam it and eat with some peanut butter or whatever you choose or just plain. There are also red or yellow round buns with green bean or pandan filling. Selling @ 1 rgt each.

    Anncoo
    Oh yes it's refreshing.

    MaryMoh
    Yes not advisable to take this in winter, won't fill your stomach!

    Kristy
    Do try it one day and have a lovely weekend.

    Penny
    So it'll remind you to make this in Melbourne, ha, ha!

    Elin
    No, I don't. Seems that if you practise that once, then you must do it continously.

    Angie
    Oh, thanks!

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  10. Lovely soup, so colourful and refreshing. I like this because I get to eat the corn:D

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  11. Very healthy soup. I often use corns in cooking soup too, but with pork shin, dried bok choy, carrots and some chinese stuff. :) Very Chinese.

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