Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Seaweed Soup with Fish Balls, Tofu and Chicken

I was so happy I found another way to enjoy the Chinese seaweed. Before that I only know one way to enjoy the seaweed with eggs and dried anchovies. It is definitely a benefit for me when someone posted pictures of the food they eat while vacationing in Malaysia or Singapore. It gave me ideas or ways to cook a certain food that I have not thought of before. My hubby loved this type of seaweed, which I called Chinese seaweed instead of the Korean green seaweed. He just won't touch those at all. So, I was glad that I found another way of preparing this soup.


  • Chinese seaweed (those round shape one, sold two pieces in one packet), wash quickly with water before using.
  • chicken breast, sliced
  • silken soft tofu, cut
  • fish balls, keep whole or cut into half

Ikan bilis granules and salt

Fried crispy shallots (optional)


1. Boil water in a saucepan (the amount of soup you want). When boiled, add in the chicken breasts and let it cooked. Then, add in tofu, fish balls and seaweed.

2. Season with seasonings to taste. Garnish with fried crispy shallots if desired.


sock peng said...

i like this meal

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I like to drink Chinese seaweed soup as well, usually I will add few drop of black vinegar, the soup even taste better.

ICook4Fun said...

I like this type of quick and easy soup. May I know what type of seaweed you used? Is it the same as the one we use to make sushi?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks SP. :)

Thanks for the tips Emile. Next time I will add a few drops of black vinegar for a change. :)

No Gert, it's not the seaweed that make sushi. It's a round (about 12"), black, slightly thick seaweed that is from China (about 4 in a packet), so I called it Chinese seaweed. When it's cooked in hot water, it will separate into strains. It's fairly cheap.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

healthy soup!!

WEIFENG said...

I love seaweed soup. Last time I used to purchase those instant ones. Now, I cant find them anymore. This is a good recipe that I definitely must try out. HOHO~

noobcook said...

This is simple and delicious. I am a fan of Chinese seaweed as well.

tigerfish said...

the only way i know how to cook seaweed is to cook in soup! hahah!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Les!

WeiFeng, you will love this easy seaweed soup. :)

Yes noobcook. ;)

Haha Tigerfish, me too! :P But now you have mentioned it, I must try it in stir-fry. ;)

The Cooking Ninja said...

My mom used to make this soup all the time :) I have forgotten about it till you posted it. So delicious and you can put this seaweed in your instant noodles too - very yummy.

Ravenous Couple said...

this looks like great comfort food when it's chilly out..thanks for the recipe!

Unknown said...

wawww SC's mom always makes this with pork balls... love it love it love it (let me request her to make again hehe, i am lazy)

Jo said...

Love seawood in soup and this one looks great.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh thanks Cooking Ninja, I love your way of putting seaweed into the instant noodle, will definitely try this out. Thanks again! :)

You're welcome ravenous couple.

Wah, making it ball porks sounds super delicious Rita, will have to try this too. Thanks! :)

Thanks Jo. I love this soup too!

TasteHongKong said...

For various kinds of seaweed soups, my habit is to add quite a handful of chopped spring onion and drizzle with some sesame oil on top. Very often, stir in some ground white pepper.