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Double boiled fish bladder and spare ribs soup


To combat the hot, dry and humid weather, I made this  'Double Boiled fish bladder and spare ribs soup'.  Fish bladder or swim bladder or ' yue piu' in Cantonese looks similar to fish maw/'far kau' in shape, colour and texture.  But 'yue piu' is often sold deepfried, hence it needs to be soaked before cooking.  Of course, there's also the price factor.  'Yue piu' is definitely far more cheaper than fish maw and can be considered as a poor man's treat of fish maw.












Instead of rice, I served this soup  with organic chlorella ramen ........... a wholesome, fuss-free and satisfying meal.  So, let's get started.............

Recipe for Double boiled fish bladder and spare ribs soup
Ingredients
  • 350 gm spare ribs, cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 15 gm  dried fish bladder
  • 4 dried scallops
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 10 gm wolfberries
  • Salt to taste
Preparation
Rinse and soak the dried fish bladder in hot water for about 15 mins., squeeze off the oil, rinse in water, cut into short sections, set aside.  Blanch the  spare ribs in hot water, drain, and rinse with running water.  In a double boil steam pot, add in the 4 cups of hot water, rinsed scallops, spare ribs and fish bladder.  Double boil for 2.1/2 hours, toss in the rinsed wolberries, add salt to taste, boil for another 10 mins.  Dish out and serve.



Ramen with soup and a side dish of blanched 'kai lan' in tow ......................  Enjoy!

I'm  submitting this entry to  'Muhibbah Malaysian Monday'.    Do check it out  'Here'


Comments

  1. Very nutritious food!!! I'm sure if I eat this, I will win every badminton game...haha

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  2. Oh, I've always thought yue piu is fish maw. thanks for the info.
    then what is fish maw in chinese? "Far gau"?

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  3. Cheah, I love this soup with noodle looks very delicious but I seldom cook "yue piu" only for CNY. How I wish I can stay near you.. :DD

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  4. This looks like a traditional and luxurious dish to me. Feel like CNY eating this.

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  5. It is really humid. I need air con all the time. CAn this cool me down?

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  6. MaryMoh
    Yes, will give you extra ooomph!

    Wendy
    Yes, fish maw is 'far kau'

    Anncoo
    Ha, ha, yes, we can exchange food!

    Jen
    Absolutely comforting, more so in this weather.

    Zoe
    A bit too early for CNY, Mooncake festival is more like it. Fish bladder is very much cheaper than fish maw, more affordable, no need to wait for CNY, ha, ha!

    Penny
    Yes, humid and hazy, crazy weather. Soups help to cool down our system.

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  7. What a healthy looking soup...very good for the hot and humid weather we are currently experiencing now! Good idea to add ramen for a full filling meal:)

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  8. Sounds very healthy! I like fish maw but I don't know if I've ever eaten fish bladder before. Actually I'm quite sure my mum has fed it to us without telling us what it was ;)

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  9. Jeannie
    Yes, killing 2 birds with 1 stone!

    Shaz
    Maybe you have had it before without knowing what it was. Fish maw is thicker in texture.

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  10. That looks really similar to fish maw, I don't know whether I;ve been eating fish maw o fish bladder in my mum's soups ;/ whatever it is, it looks yummy to me (weird, I know).

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  11. Shu Han
    Yup, it's quite difficult to tell the difference but fish maw is much thicker.

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