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June 21, 2010

Chicken soup with few type of spices

Filed under: Food,Philippines,Recipe — Alex @ 3:55 am

This dish I think is the less spicy among all my other dishes. Is also good for lazy people like me as this one dish alone is good enough for all the nutrients needed. It has the combination of meat and vegetables. In Malay, we called is “Sup Ayam” which simply means chicken soup.


  • One kilo of chicken cut to bite size
  • one carrot cut into bit size
  • one big potato cut into bite size
  • two stalk of celery cut into bit size
  • mee sua
  • half cabbage cut
  • 2 tomatoes cut into 4 or 6
  • 2 star anise
  • one cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves ( too much will make soup bitter )
  • 2 onions cut into semi moon shape
  • 3 cloves of crush garlic
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Heat up 2 table spoon of cooking oil
  • Add star anise, cinnamon and cloves
  • add in garlic and onion
  • add in chicken and continue to stir fry
  • add in potato and carrot
  • stir for 5 minutes and add in one liter of water
  • add in chicken cube if don’t mind the MSG
  • add in salt and pepper to taste
  • When chicken is 80% soft, add in celery and cabbage
  • Before serving, add in mee sua and tomatoes
  • Ready to be serve

I think everybody knows that the secret to a good soup is the stock. It could be beef or chicken stock. But is such a PITA ( Pain In The Ass ) to keep chicken stock and make it available at home. So I would normally just use chicken cube as I don’t really care about the MSG mumbo jumbo. So this spicy chicken soup dish is so simple to prepare and yet it has all the nutrients needed. Different texture from a few ingredients. Celery is meant for some crunchiness and potato are for some soft texture. This soup is best eaten with some chili and pati ( fish sauce ).

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