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Soup

Traditionally, soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick soups. The established French classifications of clear soups are bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch; bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream; cream soups may be thickened with béchamel sauce; and veloutés are thickened with eggs, butter, and cream. Other ingredients commonly used to thicken soups and broths include rice, lentils, flour, and grains; many popular soups also include carrots and potatoes.

Abalone Chicken Congee

Abalone Chicken Congee

An all-time favourite abalone dish is this homely bowl of abalone chicken congee (or porridge depending on the texture you like). The congee is really sweet as it is simmered in an umami stock consisting of scallops, chicken and abalone…

Abalone Chowder

Abalone Chowder

Abalone has a great flavour for those that love shellfish. This creamy seafood chowder recipe is a great way to enjoy abalone.

Aljotta - Maltese Fish Soup

Aljotta – Maltese Fish Soup

Aljotta is a hearthy, spicy fish soup that can be taken as a light meal, starter or a main course depending on portion size. This soup calls for the whole fish – head and tail included – in order to…

Ash-e Jow – Persian Barley Soup

This tasty and healthy thick Persian soup, or Āsh, is chock full of nutrients and fibre. A mix of pearl barley and vegetables, ash-e jow is slow-simmered to make a rich, nourishing, rib-sticking dish.

About Asian Soups

Asian Soups

Asian soups are soups traditionally prepared and consumed in the cultures of Asia. Such soups are usually based solely on broths and lacking in dairy products such as milk or cream. Thickening for the soups usually consists of refined starches…

Bacon-and-Corn-Chowder

Bacon and Corn Chowder

A quick and delicious comfort food made with frozen corn, potatoes and bacon. This Bacon, corn and potato chowder recipe is easy to make and a great winter warmer.

Bacon Soup

Bacon Soup

Bacon soup is soup made with bacon. Generally a number of vegetables are added and often a thickening agent such as pearl barley, lentils or cornflour.

Banana Lychee Dessert

Banana-Lychee Dessert

This easy dessert only takes 5 minutes to make! But don’t be deceived by its simplicity – the taste is so wonderfully sweet and exotic that you might find it addictive! A great way to use up leftover bananas, this…