Noob Cook Recipes



What's
New
Dijon Honey Chicken Wings Recipe Beef Claypot Rice Recipe How to Make Grated Ginger Juice Ginger Grater Singapore Char Kway Teow Recipe Philips Airfryer Giveaway

Chinese Spinach in Superior Broth

   

Spinach in Superior Broth

Check Out: Stir-fried Chinese Spinach Recipe

Update (Nov 2013): First posted in Apr 2010, now updated with new photos & improved recipe.

I am calling this dish “spinach in superior broth” (上汤菠菜/苋菜) only because that is how our restaurants & zi char stalls name this dish. With a fancy name like that, of course the eateries charge premium for this dish, when the home-cooked version is actually inexpensive (under S$3!). What makes the home-cooked version “superior”, in my humble opinion, is the home-made ikan bilis stock which is natural and free from artificial flavourings & MSG. I love this dish thoroughly because it is both a vegetable and a soup dish in one. I make ikan bilis stock once a week and keep it in the fridge, so I have an instant soup base to whip this dish in a jiffy whenever I want to.

Spinach in Superior Broth

There are actually many variations for this dish – such as with wolfberries, salted eggs or a thicker soup (simply thicken the broth with cornstarch solution). Use your creativity to adapt this recipe!

                                           

Leave a Comment





73 Responses to “Chinese Spinach in Superior Broth”

  1. sweetlife — April 15, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    what a flavor filled soup..I love the veggies like this..yum :up:

    Reply

  2. przepisy — April 15, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    such a yummy!!!

    Reply

  3. 3hungrytummies — April 15, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    This is my favourite, I love adding salted egg too :)
    I want some now!

    Reply

  4. daphne — April 15, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    century eggs are super expensive in aus. But I do miss it heaps. This is restaurant quality stuff noobcook!

    Reply

  5. hanushi — April 16, 2010 @ 2:03 am

    just a random note, I thought it is not called silverfish. Silverfish are pests in books, isn’t it? :P

    Reply

    • wiffy replied: — April 17th, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

      Hi hanushi, thanks for your note! I did some research after your note (and thanks to my friend tigerfish) and found out that silverfish is indeed a type of insect pest found in books :P Locally, a lot of places use the term loosely and labelled them as “silverfish”. But agree it will cause too much confusion so I reworded the ingredient in the recipe to “whitebait” which is a more accurate name for them. Thanks for your feedback!

      Reply

      • hanushi replied: — July 2nd, 2010 @ 1:43 am

        Hehe.. No worries. :)

  6. peachkins — April 16, 2010 @ 10:26 am

    I need healthy dishes like this!Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  7. Pei-Lin — April 16, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

    When I do cook this, I’d finish the whole thing by myself and take it as a complete meal that’s simply nutritious! Ha … It’s been a while since I last made this … Gotta recreate it … Thanks for the reminder!

    Reply

  8. Kitchen Butterfly — April 17, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    Oh the vibrant greens and the freshness of the soup – superior for sure! Would love a bowl

    Reply

  9. lisaiscooking — April 17, 2010 @ 5:00 am

    The broth sounds delicious, and I like that it’s a mix of vegetable and soup!

    Reply

  10. Trissa — April 17, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    I agree Wiffy – this dish I just spectacular as an all in one! Thanks for the recipe. I’ve had this several times before and have always enjoyed it. Now I can do so in the comfort of my own home!

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks