Baby corn and Chinese broccoli soup

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Baby corn (or young corn, as it is sometimes called) is often associated with stir fries. Who would have thought that it would make a superb ingredient for a soup dish too? I used fresh baby corn, not canned, and I have no idea if canned will work … »

White corn and chicken soup

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There is another white corn soup in the archive with pork and squash flowers. This version is not as colorful but it is definitely richer in flavor. If it were a photograph, I'd describe the flavors as deep tones and bold saturation. What makes it so … »

Chinese broccoli and tamarind soup

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It's really just sinigang, simplified, milder and with none of the traditional vegetables that go into the soup. We were having fried danggit (rabbitfish) and poqui-poqui, and I just wanted a simple soup to go with them -- simple to prepare and … »

Caribbean-inspired beef tripe and dumplings soup

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Just like fried fish, the dish that consists of boiled meat and vegetables can be found in every culture. We have our nilagang baka of which the bulalo is a regional variation, there's the Irish Dublin coddle, the Chilean caldo pata, New England … »

The pork version of Speedy’s picadillo

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First, there was Speedy's picadillo, a soup made with tender beef cubes, carrots, potatoes and chayote. Next came a close variation in the form of bulalo picadillo. Then, there was Sam's picadillo with upo (bottle gourd) in lieu of chayote. And then, … »

Pork, beans and vegetables soup with sweet paprika

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Let me take a break from everything vegetarian. This soup has meat. Gelatinous meat from the hock and trotters. And an assortment of vegetables. It's very chunky. And filling because it has beans -- beans that I had cooked to perfect tenderness in … »

Macaroni soup with meatballs, corn and spinach

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Simple, rustic and warming. The ingredients are simple and readily available, and the procedure is tailor-made for newbie cooks. You make meat balls, brown them in butter, pour in the broth, add the rest of the ingredients and that's it! But like … »

3 onion soup

3 onion soup

It's probably the most effortless soup I've made. Ever. Sam asked for soup, there was chicken broth in the fridge but not much else to go with it and I thought of onions. French onion soup, perhaps? But then why stop with one kind of onion? Since I … »

Cauliflower, peas and ham soup

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Soup. Some people consider it essential to start a meal. Speedy and Sam feel that way; Alex and I are okay without it. On those days when I am inclined to make a soup in addition to the main course, I prefer that it be a real soup dish and not just a … »