1Des, 2023
Winter Melon Soup with Crabmeat 冬瓜蟹肉羹 – Eat What Tonight

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I think this soup can easily pass off as shark fins’ soup, isn’t it ?? But it’s not !! LOL. And it is in absolute stark contrast to the shark fins’ soup. It’s wholly made of winter melon and crabmeat and the shredded strands that you are seeing are actually the egg after it is being stirred.

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For those who has a cause for concern for having sharks fins’ soup during the CNY, this soup can easily replace that. Not only does the outlook appears similar, but the taste itself is also comparable to the shark fins’ soup. And best of it all, you could easily enjoy this for all the health benefits as winter melon is loaded with several kinds of nutrients.

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And best of of it all, the soup is easily prepared in a one pot style and all it takes is some constant stirring to ensure the ingredients do not get stuck to the bottom of the pot and gets burnt out. Thickening of the soup takes around 40 minutes and you can enjoy this soup right from the pot.

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This is indeed a perfect soup to make it to the CNY reunion menu. And you don’t really need something expensive or delicate like sharks fins to make the reunion looks prestigious. This inexpensive yet very nutritional winter melon is definitely something that shouldn’t be missed !

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Grab your fresh ingredients from PurelyFresh online to cook up this lovely soup for your CNY reunion meal !

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Enjoy !!

Winter Melon Soup with Crabmeat 冬瓜蟹肉羹


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Recipe type: Soup

Cuisine: Chinese

  • 600g winter melon
  • 250g crabmeat (I used frozen one.)
  • 1 litre chicken stock (can be home made or store bought)
  • 250ml water
  • 80g hon shimeiji mushrooms
  • 10 thick slices ginger
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp wolfberries
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch water
  • some pepper



12Nov, 2023
Fish Maw & Crabmeat Thick Soup

Fish Maw & Crabmeat Thick Soup – Eat What Tonight

Cooking up this dish requires a little more effort than usual because I had the soup stock prepped up from scratch using vegetables and chicken. But nevertheless it’s a rich and collagen packed hearty soup infused with flavors from the fish maw with the addition of diced crabmeat to enhance the sweetness of it all.

Ingredients for the Soup Stock
Ingredients for Fish Maw & Crabmeat Soup

And though a bit early for now, this makes a really good festive dish for the Chinese New Year especially when you realize this soup is going to be costly if you are having it at the restaurants. But it will only cost you a fraction of the price if you had it homecooked with all natural ingredients. Loved the color of the dish and to make it healthier, I also added a fair amount of vegetables such as carrots, mushrooms and garlic chives.

Hope this flavorful and delicious homecooked soup will excite you as much as I do !