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Comfort Food Recipe – Sesame Oil Chicken Soup

Published January 27, 2010 by Mary Jane

Morning People, it was hard getting up to get to work this morning…but yeah they really should have the public holiday on a Monday instead of a Tuesday. Anyways, this particular dish is very healthy and yummy – great for winter time but not too bad for summer time to bring down some heat. I was told that sesame oil are really good for your hair. Especially the dark sesame oil ones. Anyways, it’s great for when you’re sick as well. 🙂

Here it is…

Sesame Oil Chicken Soup


1 whole chicken
3 table spoon of sesame oil
1/2 cabbage
1 small piece of ginger


1. Cut up the whole chicken into large pieces, and heat up pan with some oil – chuck in ginger and chicken pieces stir fry until golden brown. Add in some sesame oil – you can grab a bottle from Any of the Asian Grocery store.

2. Add in chopped cabbages, add water in to cover the chicken pieces add salt for seasoning – you cook the chicken faster by cooking it in a slow cooker – if you don’t have one that’s not a problem, just cook it under simmer heat for around 40 minutes until the meat is tender.

There you have it simple, delicious and healthy sesame oil chicken soup


Sesame Chicken Soup

Sesame Chicken Soup


Comfort Food Recipe – Wantons Soup

Published January 23, 2010 by Mary Jane

Hello, I’ve finished my 2nd load of washing!! Yay 🙂 ok, this will be my final post for the day before I rush out to do my usual things – grocery shopping. I’m happy cos today I’m meeting a few girlfriends for lunch and then we’re off to visit a friend of ours which recently had a baby boy…how exciting.. 🙂

Anyways, Wantons – I like them in soups and Pandabear likes them deep fried. So my favourite wantons are still the ones made by my mummy they are the best that I have ever tasted so far and they are so easy to make 🙂 she’s a great speedy cook similar to my grandma…

So here it is…

Wantons Soup


1 x packet of wonton skins
500g pork mince
1/2 small packet of prawns
2-3 cloves of garlic
2 table spoon of corn flour
2 -3 sprigs of spring onions


1. Mix the pork mince with minced garlic, minced the prawns, chopped spring onions to season add salt, pepper and tiny drizzle of seasame oil

2. Now the wanton skins comes in thin and thick ones for soup ones you can have thin skin for deep frying ones you can use thick skins (You can buy a full packet of wanton skins from any Asian Grocery Stores). So put a teaspoon of pork mixture into one of the square wanton skins in the centre and mix the corn flour with water (this is to dip around the edges of skin to it sticks together) do 3 folds at the top similar to Taiwanese Dumpling wrapping and there you have it wantons

3. You can refridgerate wantons for up to a few days or just freeze them for a few weeks. I usally put them into containers and take them out of freezer when I feel like wanton soup.

4. To cook the wantons – you can deep fried them in oil or if you prefer them in soup like me I cook them in chicken stock soup and chuck some cabbages along with some wantons and there you have it some wanton soup.


Wanton soup

Wanton soup

Comfort Food Recipe – Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Published January 20, 2010 by Mary Jane

Hello Everyone, I’m continuing on with my Taiwanese dishes… well, Taiwanese dumplings goes extremely well with beef noodle soup. Taiwanese beef noodle soup is one of my favourite dishes and it’s so easy to make…here’s the recipes… 🙂

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

500g beef briskets
1 x small piece of ginger
2 or 3 chinese 5 star spice
2 or 3 cloves of garlic
2 or 3 chillies
3 x table spoon of Soya sauce
1 x packet of noodles
some coriander or spring onions (optional)

1. For the beef briskets, you can also buy other beef cuts just make sure they have some sort of fats on them that’s what makes the soup taste good 🙂 anyways, dice them into cubes. Heat up the pan with oil, mince the garlic, sliced the ginger into large pieces and chopped the chillies and chuck these into the pan along with the five star spices (you can get this chinese five star spices from any Asian grocery stores – it has a strong aroma if you don’t like it you can miss this out it’s optional). So stir fry the garlic and chili along with the chinese five spice and ginger until you can smell the strong aroma and throw in the beef pieces and stir fry it until it’s brown and add in some soya sauce continue to stir fry for a few minutes and pour in some boiling water – you can add more soya sauce if you would like the soup to be darker, adjust according to your preferences.
2. Now turn down the fire to simmer the soup for about 1/2 hour – 45 minutes until the meat is tender
3. Boil the noodles and drain it and put them into a bowl and add the beef soup and there you have it traditional taiwanese beef noodle soup to garnish add some coriander or chopped spring onions – they go really well with beef
4. For dipping sauces simply add soya sauce and cut chillies or chilli paste and you’re laughing!!