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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hoành Thánh Soup Recipe/ Cách Làm Súp Hoành Thánh/ 餛飩湯的做法

Bonjour mes Gourmands, 

Today I'm sharing with you our recipe for Súp Hoành Thánh (馄饨汤), a savoury and energising soup. It's perfect as a starter or even as a full and light meal especially in Summer!

Here's what you will need for the Hoành Thánh:

  • 100 g       Ground Meat
  • 3 pinches  Salt
  • 1 tsp         Sesame Oil
  •                  Pepper
  • 250 g       Wonton Wrappers (store-bought)
For the soup you'll also need

  • 500g/ 1lb           Chicken giblets (or 1 kg/ 2 lb Pork Bones)
  •                           Water (to cover the giblets/bones)
  • 1 L/ 4 cups        Water (for the soup stock)
  • 50 ml (1/5 cup)  Fish Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp            Sesame Oil
  • Spring Onion (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

  1. Add the pepper and sesame oil to the ground meat and stir until combined.
  2. Wrap the Hoành Thánh by putting a bit of the filling into the middle of a Wonton wrapper and pinching the it together between your fingers.
  3. Boil the Hoành Thánh in a pot filled with water over medium high. When done, transfer to a plate and set aside.
  4. In another pot,which can hold 2 Litres or 8 cups of liquid, bring more water to a boil.  Cook the chicken giblets or pork bones for 45 - 60 minutes.
  5. Strain the soup to make sure no bone splints are left in the soup base.
  6. Add the sesame oil and the fish sauce to the soup base, stir to combine. Bring it to a boil again, then remove from the heat.
  7. Put some of the soup into a bowl, add as many dumplings as you like and garnish the soup with some chopped coriander/ spring onion and ground pepper.