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UFO Soup December 14, 2006

Posted by Angeleyes in Halal, Soup.

Another of my all time favourite… UFO soup! I got this name from an old friend (of Ceylonese descent) who enjoys Chinese food and she explained to me why she called it UFO… because when it is sliced, it looked like a flying saucer! Well, it is no other than the good ole lotus roots which has many nutritional values and of cause very yummy too.


According to a nursing mom from the breastfeeding forum I participated in, said that lotus roots soup with added peanuts can help to boost milk production. As I am still nursing, there is no better reasons to boil this soup every week! Yeap! I make sure I have at least a serve of this soup every week to help me with my milk production.

I’m not sure how true it that but my little monster who needs his mama’s milk is one satisfied baby till today! 😛



  • 3 L Water 
  • 400-500g chicken pieces (old mother hen)
  • 2 sections of Lotus roots (sliced)
  • 2″ Salted preserved vege (tai-tao-choy) cut into strips
  • 8/10 pcs Red dates (remove seeds)
  • 150g Raw peanuts (pre-boiled in another sauce pan)
  • 3-4 Slices of dried cuttlefish (about 3×5 cm)


  1. When water come to a boil, add in pork ribs or chicken pieces and boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in sliced lotus roots and boiled peanuts and let it boil for another 10 minutes. Then add in the other ingredients and let it boil for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Use slow fire and boil soup for 3 hours.


1. Angeline - December 16, 2006

haha, believe it or not; i made this very same soup yesterday! haha… i omit the tai tao choy and i used chue kuat instead. tasted yummy… got a bowl left over so will heat it up and drink later for lunch… hehe… yet to find the shark-fin melon la…

2. Angeleyes - December 18, 2006


Regards to using mutton… I’m not sure if the soup will turn out nice as mutton do have strong smell and I’m not a fan of mutton :). What I could suggest is use old mother hen… the taste is really good.
Happy cooking!

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