Wintermelon pork ribs barley soup in slow cooker
This is the perfect soup for the erratic weather recently. It is soooo hot even if it rains! The husband also remarked that we’ve been having a lot of heaty and heavy food since our Taiwan trip (fried chicken, Taiwanese braised pork rice and bak chang anyone?)… so slow cooked soups it is this week!
Chinese Soup: Napa Cabbage with Fuzhou Fishballs
This soup might not be beautiful to look at, with practically cooked-to-death napa cabbage and if I may call them that, wrinkly stewed balls. Whenever I add prawn balls, fishballs, meatballs, etc to my basic vegetable soup, Jason celebrates that he gets to eat “ball soup special” because he is just simple like that. And whenever I cook this savoury cabbage soup, it is like Christmas day for him. This is the ultimate “ball soup special”– with ngoh hiang, prawn balls, fishballs, fuzhou fishballs (fishballs with a meat center)– cooked for hours, sweetened with napa cabbage, honey dates, and dried cuttlefish. I usually cook soups with onions, garlic, ginger, carrots in…