Friday 11 June 2010

Seafood Bee Hoon Soup

One dish meal is always the best dish to be served on the dining table during weekday’s menu. If you are bored with rice or bread perhaps you can try out this quick and easy Seafood Bee Hoon Soup. You can add in whatever seafood that you prefer to give the soup its natural sweetness.

That day I managed to find some very big and fresh "Clams - 蛤蜊" in the wet market and instantly I knew I want to use them to add extra flavour to my seafood soup. This clam is very cheap and good which cost about $4 per kg and you can also use it to cook herbal clams soup, pasta with clams and etc.

Ingredients: (serves 2)
1 Piece of Dried Bee Hoon
500g of Clams
8 Medium Fresh Prawns
1 Bunch of Choy Sum
2 - 3 Slices of Ginger
1 Stalk of Spring Onion, cut into section
1.5 Litre of Water
1 Ikan Bilis Stock Cubes, optional

1. Soaked the dried bee hoon in water for about 30 minutes till it soften. (you can cut it into a few session for easy consumed)
2. Trim the choy sum and cut it into sections and soaked in water for a few minutes to wash away the dirt. Rinse then set aside.
3. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a soup pot, add in ginger and spring onion, saute them until fragrance then add in water and bring it to boil.
4. Simmer the soup for about 5 minutes, then add in stock cubes and season to taste. Set the broth as side while blanching the seafood.
5. Bring another pot of water to boil, add in the clams and cook for about 30 seconds or less, when it opens removed it from the water immediately and rinse with cold/ice water.
6. When the clams are done, turn off the heat, and add in the prawns into the hot water. Let it soaked for about 1 minutes, removed and rinse with water.
7. Next bring the soup broth to boil, add in the soft bee hoon, when it comes to boil again add in the prawn and choy sum and cook for another 1 minutes or so.
8. Lastly, served the bee hoon and other ingredients in a big bowl, top with some clams and pour over some hot broth and serve immediately with some cut chilli and dried shallot.

~ You need to soak the clam in some salt water for about 10 - 15 minutes to remove the soil and dirt in it.
~ Blanching of the seafood before cook is to retain their crunchiness especially for the prawn so that it will not be overcooked and the soup broth will be clear.

So with all these wonderful ingredients, you can also served your very own Seafood Bee Hoon Soup at home in less than 30 minutes time. And most important you can assure that all ingredients used are fresh and full for bursting flavour. If you don't preferred clams, you can always replaced it with fish slices, squid or etc that suits your family preference. Posted by Picasa


  1. This looks yummy and comforting =)

  2. With the prawns and clams as the soup base, this must be tasting great!

  3. Hi Clare and Tigerfish, thanks for your kind words :) Indeed the soup taste great with all the seafood added.


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