Category Archives: Pork

Soon Huat Pig’s Organ Soup

Since young and being the eldest grand daughter, my eating habits had been shaped by granddad who always brings me out along on his eating spree. Therefore its not surprising that I eat like an old-fashion oldie and my love for animal’s (pork, beef, mutton) innards was already sealed plus it doesn’t help much when my maternal grand dad was a butcher, always leaving the best parts of the porky (kidneys, stomach, tail & liver) all for my mom to cook for me.

Growing older doesn’t seem to make me love these things any lesser and even better still, I managed to get my boys in the same boat as I am 🙂 (not something my hubby is very happy about though)

However if there is one thing that I am very very very particular about is, I don’t just eat pig’s organ just any where because it takes extreme care to wash and prepare the innards (and if not done properly, it will be truly horrendously nasty). Hence most of the time we only go to Serangoon Garden Food Centre for our favourite “Soon Huat Pig’s Organ Soup” .

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My hubby even though is not a fan of pork intestines, stomach, etc,etc….. absolutely adores the incredibly delicious broth and eating the lean pork (while the boys and I finishes up whatever there is in it).

SHPigOS-3We especially love the salty yet subtly sweet gravy that is used to braised the trotters, skin, eggs, organs and all. Drizzle them over over the rice, it is just as good too. I, of course love how cleanly and well prepared the pig’s organs are; no nasty smell, cooked to perfection without being over rubbery that you find it hard to tear it off with your teeth.

Most of all, we absolutely adore the owners who are extremely generous with their gravy and soup top-up and of course for being always helpful. I mean I seldom expect a lot of customer service from the hawker centers because of the economical prices that we are paying. So to me I feel “Soon Huat” has indeed done well in this aspect 🙂

Where To Find?

Soon Huat Pig’s Organ Soup

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49A Serangoon Garden Way, Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre, #01-42, S(555945)

Hours: Tue – Sun (09:30 – 16:00)

Things to Note:

They only sell white rice. No kway chap 😦

There is usually a Q over the weekends but they are usually quite fast.  However if you do not want to Q, perhaps you can go there around 11am-11.30am instead.

Parking slots are rather limited. However if you are patient enough, space is not exactly difficult to find as people just eat and go.

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Pork Ribs Papaya Soup

If there is anything I love most on the dinner table, it will be none other than a bowl of piping hot soup. After scrolling through my tons of food photo, I have decided to share this favourite soup as my 1st entry especially after seeing so many of my friends on facebook being a new mum, I hope this lactating soup will help them to produce more food for their new borns. Well for people without new babies or what so ever, this soup can also be drank because it nourishes the yin and benefits the kidney. 🙂 So… drink to your hearts contents. 🙂

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Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 500g Unripe Papaya (de-seed cut into cubes)
  • 1 Carrot (peel & cut into cubes)
  • 250g Pork Ribs (blanched in hot water)
  • 1tsp Sweet Almonds
  • 1 Dried Fig
  • 1 handful of Red Dates
  • 2.5L Water

Method (with step-by-step photos)

  1. Skin and de-seed the papaya, cut into cubes. Cut the carrot into cubes
  2. Blanced the pork ribs in hot water (this is to remove the blood from the bones), then rinse under running tap to stop the meat from cooking.
  3. Put the meat into the 2.5L of water and bring to a boil. Remove any scum with the ladle
  4. Put in all the other remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, lower fire to small, cover and simmer for 1.5 hour to 2 hours.

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The natural sweetness of this soup needs little seasoning. However if you must, season it with a little salt and then drink to your hearts content. 🙂

Did I mention that cooking this soup brings me lots of happiness because I just love cutting the cross-section of the papaya where a STAR is revealed? Its just so sweet and pretty.

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