One of the things I picked up during my recent trip to Singapore is to brew soups. As I grow older, I'm realised the nutritional value of having a bowl of slow cooked chinese soup for dinner. It nourishes and is packed full of antioxidants.
In Singapore, my grandmother and mum cooked up a mean winter melon soup. The used a longish melon and would shred the fruit till it becomes "noodle" like- perhaps it is also called a winter squash. Here though, all i can find is the round version of winter melon. Hence I tend to chop it up in cubes.
I love the sweetness of this soup. The addition of dried oysters and scallops just brings it to another notch. Best of all, I'm sure this gets the nod from my family and in laws as a asian housewife.
food brings people together, regardless of culture and country of origin. imagine this space like a huge dining table-filled with home cooked food, with people sharing, loving and eating. eat and enjoy.