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Mushroom Beiqi Braised Fish Maw Soup


A Fish Maw soup, nutritious and nourishing for the body and only requires 4 main ingredients.  Fish Maw is basically dried fish bladder is rich in collagen which helps to give a smooth complexion and also high in calcium, helps in blood circulation as well.  This Fish Maw soup with mushrooms and beiqi is delicious and versatile and can be served with rice, noodles or one can just enjoy it on its own.

Mushroom Beiqi Braised Fish Maw Soup


  • 30 gm mushrooms (to soak till soft and discard the stem)
  • 20 gm fried fish maw
  • 10 gm astragalus slices (Beiqi)
  • 300 gm chicken leg, cut into 2 (seasoned with some salt)
  • 6 dried scallops (soaked in water for a few minutes)
  • 4 pips of garlic, sliced
  • 1.25 lt of water
  • Salt to taste
  1. Saute the sliced garlic till fragrant.  Add in the mushrooms, saute for a while, then add in the astragalus slices, water and let it simmer for half hour.  Add the chicken, dried scallops and let it simmer for another 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, blanch the fish maw in boiling water.  Remove and squeeze dry, then cut into slices.
  3. Add fish maw and simmer for another 10 minutes, then ready to serve.
  4. I serve with misua.  You can serve with other noodles or rice.


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