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Lazy Wintery Night - Instant Pepper Spice Soup

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Wintery Night

It has been a very cold week. It started snowing on Sunday night and everywhere was white since then. What a great way to start work...My brain might have been frozen after 5 days of snow and my eyes blurred by the Friday fog, I got on the wrong train on my way home and it went the opposite direction of where I was suppose to go. I got off the next stop and managed to catch a train back to Cambridge and then home. Phew...What a great way to end the week...

Something warm and spicy to keep you warm in a wintery night. This is one of my favourite soup packets as it is very tasty and peppery.

Pepper Spice Soup

Pepper Spice Soup1

  • 800g Pork Ribs (sometimes I use chicken)
  • 1 head Chinese Cabbage (optional)
  • 1 pack Pepper Spice Soup Sachet
  • 1 whole Garlic
  • 800ml Water


  • Make a few slits on garlic with a knife.
  • Broil garlic in an oven until browned.
  • Place pork ribs in a pot, add enough water to cover all the ribs.
  • Bring to boil. You will start seeing pork scum surfacing.
pepper soup

  • Once water started boiling, remove from heat and drain.
  • Wash ribs in cold water. Blanching the meat gives you clear soup!
  • Place roasted garlic, soup sachet, ribs and water in a pot.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer for about 1 hr or until meat is tender.
  • Add cabbage and simmer for about 10 mins or until cabbage is soft.


  • This is the first time adding Chinese cabbage as I was too lazy to cook it separately. A punishment for being lazy as it diluted the soup.
  • I usually mix the soup with my rice and rice dilutes the taste of soup. So I tend to use less water as I want it to be more concentrated.
  • There's still a lot of flavour in the sachet after an hr of simmering. So sometimes, I would put the sachet in boiling water in the morning or the day before. Leave it and bring to boil again with the other ingredients at night.

11 oink oinks...:

Girl Japan said...

oh... the garlic is calling my name... Yes.. what heck of a week.. still trying to get rid of this darn cold.. but getting better = ) Soup.. would be excellent right about now.

email2me said...

I think this pack of soup is perfect to cook with a pig stomach. But that stuff is hard to clean. Requires some skill like I saw my mom did it. She use plenty of coarse salt to clean it.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Great recipes, I'll be back...

AV said...

This I LIKE..... I like pepper!!! It's now nice sunny hot days in South Africa...... but something pepper like/soup.... no problem!
I am going to try it out next week. Bye

Heather said...

mmmm. that looks so tasty! i love pepper - this definitely looks like a perfect cold night dinner!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi, your food looks great! May I know which part of the country you are locating now? Please keep warm. Nice to know you :)

Beachlover said...

I never see this claypot prepack spices here yet! guess it's time I have to visit asian market! yummmy soup for cold winter!

pigpigscorner said...

Girl Japan: Hope you are feeling better! Garlic would be good for you =D

email2me: Yes, this soup is perfect for pig's intestines but I can't get any here and it is really a pain to clean it.

Argentum Vulgaris: Thanks! You have great blogs too. Visited your food blog!

deon: Thanks for visiting! I used to drink this a lot back home in M'sia too!

Heather: Thanks. I love to mix this with rice and that's a meal to keep me warm.

Kitchen Corner: Thanks for visiting! I am currently in the UK but I am Malaysian. Nice meeting you too. Love your blog!

Beachlover: I usually buy these prepack spices from M'sia. I always stuff my luggage with food stuff whenever I go back.

Andrew Culture said...

Anything that makes offal more appealing should be celebrated, there's far too much goes to waste with modern butchery!

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Selba said...

I really like the picture of the road in the evening... The houses, the trees, the snow, the dark blue sky, the moon, It gives a calm feeling...

If I can find the sachet of pepper sauce soup mix, I will try to make this soup, sounds good especially during this rainy season :)

pigpigscorner said...

Andrew: I agree! I use it sometimes in stir fries and stews. Adds so mch flavour to the dishes.

Selba: Thanks! I really like that shot too esp with the little moon hanging in the blue sky.

Yeap, it's a really good soup to have esp in this cold and rainy season.

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