Saturday, 28 April 2012

Macaroni In Yong Tau Foo Soup

Assorted Yong Tau Foo

Choy Sum, Macaroni, Ginger

I have been craving for this macaroni soup since last week. This is a simple one pot meal for a family. Apparently I spent less than $10 to get the ingredients and served 5 person! I got the Yong Tau Foo and fishballs at the wet market. Ginger, vegetables and macaroni from NTUC.

Assorted Yong Tau Foo - $4.00
10 fishballs - $1.00
Macaroni - $1.50
Ginger - $1.05
Vegetables (choy sum) - $1.45

Total cost: $9

We often cook macaroni soup this way at home. Sometime I will add hotdogs, crabmeat and meatballs for my family members. For me, I just prefer YTF, fishballs and lots of vegetables.

Serves 5

6 tsp homemade ikan bilis powder
10 slices of ginger
Assorted Yong Tau Foo
10 fish balls
1 tablespoon oil
3 litres Water
400g Macaroni
1 packet of Leafy vegetables (choy sum)

A dash of pepper
Spring onions
Cut chillies

1. Heat a big pot.

2. Add in a tablespoon of oil.

3. Sauté the ginger till fragrant.

4. Add water (3 litres)

5. Boil the soup and add the ikan bilis powder. Let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Add the salt as desired.

6. Using another small pot and the ikan bilis soup base to cook the macaroni for about 10-15 minutes.

7. Remove the macaroni. Remember to pour the soup that was used for macaroni back into the soup base (big pot). Definitely make the soup thicker and tastier!

8. Using a small pot. Add soup base (about 400ml) to boil. Add in the macaroni, Yong Tau Foo, and fishballs (to cook for individual).

9. After all ingredients are cooked, add in the vegetables. Cook for another 30 seconds and ready to serve.

10. You may serve with the optional ingredients. Or condiments (cut chili with soya sauce).

You may cook all the Yong Tau Foo, fishballs and vegetables in the soup base (big pot). Separate the macaroni into 5 bowls. After the ingredients and vegetables are cooked, divide and ladle into the 5 bowls. This is a easier method, however I think it's tasted better if cooked individually.

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