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Seaweed Vegetable Soba Noodle Soup served with Salted Minced Meat

27 Apr

Wondering what’s on Winnie’s Dinner Menu tonight?

Well, we are eating noodle soup and since my hubby loves seaweed soup, I had prepared…a seaweed based noodle soup.

Here’s the combination, my recipes are as below:

Stir-fry Salted Vegetable with Minced Meat


2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 shallots, sliced
1 cup minced meat
1 tbsp preserved salted radish (choi po)
1 tbsp china salted vegetables


1. Preheat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil with medium fire, add in garlic and shallot. Stir till it turns golden, add in salted vegetables. Mixed in some pepper into the minced meat, add the meat into the other mixture. Stir fry till fragrant. Set aside.

Seaweed Vegetables Soba Noodle Soup
(Serves 2 persons)

Soup ingredients:

2 carrots, sliced and cut into flower shapes
1 fish cake, sliced
2 stalks organic leeks, sliced
2 organic beancurd, pan-fried and cut into cubes
3 tbsp dry seaweed, wash and rinsed
1 pack enoki mushroom, clean and boiled
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Use the same pot which you cooks the minced meat, add in leeks, fish cake and follow by some carrot. Stir fry for 2 minutes then add in 2 bowl of water. Boil for 10-15 minutes.
2. Pan fried the beancurd and cut it into cubes.
3. Boil enoki mushroom into a hot boiling water to cook for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool off.

I have chosen, Zaru Soba Noodles for this combination. For two servings, I cooked 3 sticks of soba noodle.

How do you prepare some sumptuous tangling Soba Noodle?
Well, here’s the secret…
1. First, boil a pot of water. Once water is boiled, add in Soba noodle to cook for 15 minutes.
2. Make sure the noodle is fully submerged in boiling water to allow even cooking.
3. Once the noodle is cooked, place the noodle into cold water to settled it.

Winnie’s tips to a perfectly cooked bowl of noodles:
1. To ensure thorough cooking, take a sampler string of the noodle and sliced into half to see if there’s still any presence of uncooked flour in it’s core. If you still see some white colored core it means that the noodles need to be boil a little longer. Otherwise, congrats, your noodles are now cooked.
2. Placed the cooked noodle into cold water to stop noodles from cooking and it allow your noodle to settle.

At last, garnishing the soba noodle and other vegetables is fun. I like to organize it in an appetizing way, for example. Beancurd one side, seaweed, enoki mushroom, carrots and leeks, minced meat placed it in different area. Finally, scoop the soup into the bowl of noodle and ready to be served. Yummy.. The combination is perfect, soup is plain and minced meat is salty. Enjoy!


15 Oct

Radish is well known as Japanese Radish as “Daikon”, which belongs to the Brassicaceae family. It can be found in varieties of colour, i.e. white, red, purple or black. Also, shape either it’s in long cylindrical or round shape. Parts of the radish can be eaten, i.e. the leaves, flowers, pods and seeds. It contains about 95 percent of water in proportion, making it an excellent source of hydration.

One of the major health benefits of radish are detoxification and digestion, as it increases the flow of gall to improve digestion. Another suggestion to aid digestion is to make a tea from the radish leaves. Put a handful of leaves in boiling water, then remove the pan from heat, cover it, and let the leaves simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid into a cup, add honey if so desired, and drink.

Besides, the radish also has laxative properties, likely because of many vitamins found in it. Some of them are:

  • Anthocyanins
  • B6
  • Calcium
  • Folic
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin
  • Vitamin A, B, C, D, E
  • Zinc.

Below are the benefits of radish that can help certain ailments and on certain body parts:

  • Asthma, Bronchitis and Respiratory Disorders: Radish is an anti congestive, i.e. it relieves congestion of respiratory system including nose, throat, wind-pipe and lungs, due to cold, infection, allergies and other causes. It is a good disinfectant, which protect respiratory system from infections.
  • Cancer: Radish helps many types of cancer, particularly those of colon, kidney, intestines, stomach and oral cancer.
  • Fever: It brings down the body temperature and relieves inflammation due to fever. Drink radish juice mixed with black salt. Being a good disinfectant, it helps to fights infections which cause fever.
  • Insect Bites: It has anti pruritic properties and can be used as an effective treatment for insect bites,stings of bees, hornets, wasps etc. Its juice also reduces pain and swelling and soothes the affected area.
  • Jaundice: Radish is miraculously useful in jaundice as it helps removing bilirubin and also checks its destruction of red blood cells during jaundice by increasing supply of fresh oxygen in the blood. The black radish or radish leaves are more preferred in jaundice treatment.
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Hearty, White Radish Soup for hot weather

14 Oct

Last weekend, I went to the nearby night market. Due to the recent, humid and dry weather, I had thought of preparing something cooling and nutritious. So I came across a stall that sold beautiful fresh white radish and I was told, that they were  homegrown.

Hence , today, I’d made a lovely simple hearty White Radish Soup for dinner.

Let me share with you, my very own Winnie’s Hearty White Radish Soup recipe:

1 White Radish, cut in pieces
12 Red dates, remove seeds
3 Dry scallops
Few pieces Pork bone/Lean Meat (Your preference),
1 Tbsp White peppercorns, crushed
1/2 tsp Salt

1. Scald pork briefly in boiling water. Remove and drain.
2. Place all ingredients in a pot with 3-4 bowls of water. Boil in, once it’s boiled and change it to low fire and boil for 1-2 hours.
3. Add some salt before serving.

Enjoy and feel free to try it, and leave me some comment. 

Note: Depending how many person is drinking the soup. If 2 persons, the above mentioned is 2 bowls of soup per person.

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