Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mock Sharkfin Soup with Sausage Strips and Tong Fun (Glass Noodles, Mung Bean Vermicelli, cellophane noodles)

I like to cook soup for supper especially during rainy nights. Soup is great to warm up the body and it is easily digested too. My son loves shark fin soup but since I do not have real shark fin in stock I substitute it with Tong Fun (Glass Vermicelli). Then I used smoked sausage cut into strips in place of ham and made do with whatever ingredients that I have in the fridge. The final result turns out quite good!

Ingredients
Water, 4 bowls (the soup will taste better if chicken stock is used)
Smoked Sausage, cut into strips
Cabbage, 3 leaves, cut into small strips
Mixed frozen vegetables, (carrots, corn and green beans), ½ cup
Glass noodles (tong fun), 1 bunch, soak in room temperature water until soft
Black Vinegar, 2 to 3 table spoons
Light Soya sauce, 3 table spoons
Dark Soya Sauce, ½ teaspoon
Oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon
Prawn meat, from around 4 medium prawns, cut into chunks
Sesame oil, 1 teaspoon
Corn flour, 2 table spoons, mixed with a little water Egg, 1 pc, slightly beaten
Shou Xing Chiew (Chinese cooking wine), 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
 A dash of pepper or more

Put water in a bowl and bring to a boil. Add in the cabbage and boil for a while. Put in the smoked sausage, mixed frozen vegetables, black vinegar, light soya sauce, dark soya sauce, oyster sauce, prawn meat, sesame oil, shou xing chiew, pepper and salt to taste. Add in the glass noodle and thicken the soup with corn flour water mixture. Add in the eggs while stirring the soup so that it will form small strands. Add more corn flour water mixture if the soup is not thick enough.

26 comments:

manglish said...

yoo...i can already imagine the taste from ur ingredients hahahaha...where did you learn how to cook?

levian said...

ah, this is so mouth watering! i love soup, n we have it often too. sharfin soup is definitely one of the favorites when we go for dinner in the restaurant. :)

Pete said...

Manlish : Wah, you know the ingredients taste too...good.
I learned by trial and error....many dish did not work out too....LOL!

levian : Soup is good and nice, agree!

My Little Things Corner said...

yes, agree! soup can warm up our body when weather is cold. Your soup look yummy yummy!

CheaHS@n said...

Haha 'tong fun' becomes shark fins not bad idea. BTW always see you supper here supper there but still so fit no potbelly eh. Where have all the fats gone to you burn with lighter or match sticks bro?

smallkucing said...

I thought making sharkfin soup is very hard. U made it seems to easy. Will definitely try out this recipe

suituapui said...

Ya...sharks' fin has no taste. It all depends on the soup. I like the Maggi crab and tung hoon soup... Just add a bit of soy sauce, exactly the same as sharks' fins soup.

xin said...

looks really great! i envy yr children :(

ladyviral said...

I want you as my daddy T________T~

Cook so good.. my dad never even cooked for me before... -_-

Pete said...

MLTC : Good food for cold days!

Bro Cheah : Heh heh, excercise lah!

smallkucing : Most important is the chicken stock...

STP : Ah, instant one, easier!

Xin : Nice on cold rainy days!

ladyviral : Ha ha, I got another new daugther.

wenn said...

since most of the time u cook, i wonder..does yr wife cook?

Pete said...

Wenn : Ha ha, my wife can also cook but most of the time she is the headmistress at home ..make sure my kids study and do homework, LOL!

CY said...

So wife is Financial Controller and Hubby is the cook, huh? Haha. So u a real cook by profession kah?

Pete said...

CY : Ha ha, not really, actually I am in Financial Consulting and cooking is just a hobby but then I ended up cooking most of the time...LOL

molly said...

For me I would choose to be a cook because to be a headmistress is not an easy job. Nowaday the homework is more difficult than cooking leh.

Cheryl said...

The soup looks very yummy. How nice that you do so much cooking, my husband does too, as he is the better cook!

Sonia said...

my kids also like to drink this kind of sticky soup..

Pete said...

Molly : I would want to do both but I will need help on Mandarin subject! LOL!

Cheryl : Ah, your husband cooks too!

Sonia : Guess most kid love sticky soup. Quite hard to get them to drink clear soup.

cleffairy said...

Aha! Caught ya, pete. Come join my banana club! LOL... Mandarin? I can't even speak properly to save my life.

Pete said...

Cleff : Ha ha, Banana Boat Club....LOL!

cleffairy said...

Lai... let's make banana split!

cleffairy said...

Lai... let's make banana split!

Ayie said...

same here i love soups on cold nights =) that one you prepared is a bit similar to what i usually do but yours has more more ingredients =P

Pete said...

Ayie : Agree, soup is good on cold nights....I just make do with whatever ingredients that I have in the fridge.

Cleff : Aiyo Banana split.....ouch ouch.....ha ha ha!

Anonymous said...

Why kill sharks for their fins especially when the fin gives the soup no taste. Think about the lives of the sharks people, not your own fake delicacies.

Pete said...

Anonymous : Didn't you see the 'Mock' in the title? Check the ingredients....any shark fin in it?
Read before you comment.

For your info, many people do eat the shark meat as well (including fish maw, shark lips, shark cartilage) not like some people who just know how to eat fish fillet and throw away all the other parts! Who are worse?

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