Soup of the Day with Thermal Magic Pot

Home made soups are the best as it definitely contains No MSG and prepared with love. Many people find it too troublesome to prepare soups as traditionally, it take hours to prepare to ensure you get the flavour. Today, I’ll share how you can actually get tasty soup without having to linger around your pot of soup to ensure the water does not dry up. It is easy to prepare and all you need is to prepare your soup in the morning and return home for a ready-to-consume healthy soup at night.

Thermal Magic Cooker

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You should get a thermal magic cooker which work wonders by engaging its internal heating mechanism to cook and heat your soup while you are away with other chores. All you need is 10-20 minutes of your time to get your soup boil and load it into the thermal magic cooker which will do the rest. The thermal magic cooker comes in various sizes which you can purchase accordingly. As seen above, it includes the thermal magic cooker, the boiling pot and the shallow pot (can be used to keep food warm in the thermal magic cooker).

Salted (Mustard) Vegetable Chicken Soup

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This is my husband’s favourite soup which my father-in-law would always cook for him whenever he goes over to visit them. My husband have always requested for me to cook it for him, so decided to surprise him. I had used chicken in replacement of duck (original) due to personal preference.

Ingredients to prepare:

  1. 200-250g of Salted (Mustard) Vegetables
  2. 1/2 portion of a whole chicken
  3. 2-3 tomatoes
  4. 2 sour plums (similar to those used to make choya)
  5. 2 slices of ginger
  6. 2-3 litres of water
  7. 1 tsp of ground pepper
  8. A pinch of salt (optional)

Method of Cooking:

  1. Soak the Salted Vegetable for 10 minutes (Level of saltiness will differentiate depending on brands. So recommended to taste it first before deciding how long to soak them).
  2. Steam the chicken for 20 minutes or till tender before adding into the boiling water.
  3. Bring water to boil over high heat (depending on your pot size) using the boiling pot.
  4. Once the water is boiled, add in the cut tomato, sour plums, salted vegetable, ginger, ground pepper and chicken. Leave it to cook over high heat for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the boiling pot from the heat and transfer it into the thermal magic cooker to self-cook for about 2-3 hours. To ensure the salted vegetable is soft, I’ll recommend you to leave the soup to self-cook for approx. 6-8 hours (preferably).

Ginseng Herbal Soup

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Instead of buying so many different herbal ingredients which can be pretty costly,  we can do it simply with premix herbal soup purchased at all supermarkets. It is important to read up on the ingredients before buying since there are some premix which include MSG that is not recommended.

Many of us know that Ginseng Herbal Soup is a popular dish in Korea. Ginseng is well-known for its benefit to boost up our immune system. However, ginseng is very costly if you actually buy it from the chinese herb store. So I opted for the premix (as seen below) which includes 2 sachets of mixed herbal ingredients.

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Ingredients:

  1. 2 sachets of ginseng herbal soup premix
  2. 2 litre of water
  3. 1/2 of a whole chicken

Method of Cooking:

  1. Bring  water to boil using the boiling pot.
  2. Add in the premix into the boiling water.
  3. Steam the chicken for 20 minutes or till tender before adding into the boiling water.
  4. Let the ingredients boil for at least 10 minutes before transferring into the thermal magic cooker.
  5. Leave it to self-cook for approx. 1-2 hour before serving.

Isn’t it amazing how easy it is to prepare a herbal soup?

Cooking is similar to life. It is all about exploring the most effective cooking method and using the right culinary equipment to speed it up. Busy and troublesome is no longer an excuse!! So start cooking today!!

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