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Bai Chai Gan Soup(recipe and pic)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:42 pm    Post subject: Bai Chai Gan Soup(recipe and pic) Reply with quote

Hi,

Can anyone pls advise how to boil 'Bai Chai Gan' soup?
** Hmm... not sure if the name is correct or not **

TIA
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:46 am    Post subject: Hi Reply with quote

Is it the "Dried Pak Choy Gan" ?

My mum usually put dried pak choy gan, pork ribs and "Dried Hoa Si" to boil soup..... takes a few hours. (Usually cantonese like to cook this)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OIC coffee I couldn't figure out what it is.

You need to soak the dried vegetables in water till its soft. At least 6 hours, if not more.

My mom cooked it with pork bones, red dates and honey dates too. After its soaked and soft, cut the vegetable into smaller pieces. If she has time, she would do it as a double boiled soup. I loved it! Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Remember to add ginger slices ar!

"Bai Chai Gan" is considered to be "Liang" :!:
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the soup I want! Thanks for all your replies.

My hubby is a Cantonese and he kept asking for the soup!

2 more questions - where can I buy the 'Dried Pak Choy Gan' and what quantity should I put?

Thanks once again.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NTUC, Shop n Save..usually sold in a pack. Just used the whole pack(quite small). Found in the dried foodstuff section like Red Beans, Dried Mushrooms, etc.

If you go to wet market/back stalls, you must tell the auntie how many grams you need.

yes..very "liang" according to my mom too. So she added red dates(with seeds inside).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina, noted and thanks for the info.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject: Weekend Reply with quote

Wow..... so you got all the informations!!

Are you going to boil this soup and give hubby a surprised!! :lol: Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got 1 big pack of dried radish frm my uncle....now I know what to do with it liaoZ....hahahaha
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi calculator,

i just bought a pack of the 'bak chai gan' yesterday and my hubby saw it and so it will not be a surprise liao. island Wink

i will try to boil it this coming saturday. hope it will turn out good. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cooked this today.






Ingredients:
1 packet of Bai Chai Gan
10 red dates
1 litre rich chicken stock
2 tbsp Light soya sauce
salt to taste

Method:
1. Soak dried vegetables till soft.
2. Drain and wash till all the dirt is drain away.
3. Cut the vegetables into smaller pieces.
4. Add chicken stock into slow cooker pot to heat.
5. Add vegetables and red dates and slow cook for at least 4 hours.
6. Add light soya sauce and salt to taste
7. Serve hot.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina, you are really 'fast hand fast leg' :shock: Very Happy .

At least now I know how the soup would look like when I boil it this Saturday. Thanks! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

momToRA wrote:
Gina, you are really 'fast hand fast leg' :shock: Very Happy .

At least now I know how the soup would look like when I boil it this Saturday. Thanks! Wink


momToRA,

you are welcome! i not only fast hand and leg, i also very kan cheong!

I suggest that you soak the vegetable on Friday night. By Saturday morning just wash and rinse. It has alot of sand particles and dirt island

then just dump everything in the slow cooker..by dinner can drink already..!

the soup is SWEET..not sugar sweet but Red Dates sweet.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I boiled the soup last Sat and the outlook was like the picture shown by Gina. I did exactly what Gina had said - soaked the dried vegetables the night before and had to rinse it for a few times after that to get rid of the sand particles and dirt.

My hubby had commented that the soup is not that 'tasty' island. I think this is probably due to I had put too much water Wink . Nevermind, I shall try again this weekends Smile .
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

next time, taste it first to see if its okay. if its too sweet or too saltish(after adding salt), then add water. Just add 30ml each time and taste again.

don't worry..you will figure it out the next time..becoz i did exactly what you did too ...many months ago Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i add dried cuttlefish to make it sweet Smile
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