Wednesday, February 18, 2009

chicken & daikon soup

Chicken & Daikon Soup: แกงจืดไก่ใส่หัวไชเท้า

At time, I don’t want anything fancy for dinner but just a bowl of Chicken soup. I remember that when I was very young (being a difficult kid) and that I couldn’t eat too many things. (Mostly, spicy dishes and some particular dishes.) My Step-Grandmother would cook Chicken Soup with Tofu and Vegetable for me; she changed different kind of vegetable in order to avoid me getting bored with her food and I never once complained.

Cooking clear soup is not as difficult as people like to think. Cook it in low to medium-heat and let it simmer for hours. This way, you would get a clear & sweet soup & very tender Chicken/Pork Spare Ribs which could melt in your mouth.

I like cooking, I can cook anything to others but I can be, at times, very difficult (picky) with my own food but the soups always do me fine as they (Clear soups) bring back my childhood memories.

Find below my recipe of “Clear Chicken & Daikon Soup”

1 Big Organic Daikon, peeled & cut
4-6 of Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks (You can always replace the Chicken with Pork Spare Ribs.)
4 Cloves of Garlic, smashed
4 Cilantro Roots, smashed
2 ½ Liters of Chicken Stock
2-3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
2-3 of Chinese Mushrooms, soaked & halved (Optional)
1 Cup of Vermicelli, soaked & cut (Optional)
Cilantro Leaves, cut

Note – If possible, I prefer everything organic.


Add Chicken Stock in a large saucepan. Set a saucepan over high-heat and bring to the boil. Then add Garlic & Cilantro Roots, leave till aromatic. Then add Chicken Bits. Bring to the boil again. Then Add Daikon Bits bring back to the boil and then turn to low-medium heat, leave to simmer for at least 15-20 minutes. Seasoning with Soy Sauce. Turn off the heat. Remove into a serving bowl, Sprinkle with Cilantro Leaves. Serve hot with a cup of Steamed Rice.


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Aaron カイジュン said...

Hey, this looks very chinese...are you a thai chinese?