Thursday, April 15, 2010
253. Beef Radish Soup
This is called Radish or 'Lobak Putih' in the Malay Language.
For some reasons, when I looked at this vegetable it brought back old memories to me and for many years I have nicknamed it 'Sayur Duit'.
Sayur Duit came about when I was a Staff Nurse trainee living in the hostel of Kuching General Hospital, way back in 1972. Almost everyday we ate this 'Lobak Putih'. The cook at the hostel sliced it thinly and cooked it in water without adding even anchovies or meat to it. We were eating just plain radish soup. So after duty in the hospital or back from the class rooms we would ask each other what was for lunch. The answer,'Sayur Duit!' ha ha ha...
I got so 'jelak'(bored) of eating it for too many years (3 years actually :P ) that when I got married I didn't want to buy it.
So... it happened I was browsing for vegetables at the Imperial Mall Supermarket last Sunday and saw it!
I forgive it! and bought these 3 pieces of radish (Today it's RM3.90 per kilo only).
I have some red meat in my refrigerator and meant to add only some minced red meat to it to make 'Radish Soup'. And I am glad I did, it taste nicer with some minced beef :)
Some minced beef
To cook, as always...very simple :)
Boil the minced beef in a pot of water.
When boiled, add grounded of 1 small red onion, 3 garlics and 2" of fresh ginger.
Let the meat become tender.
Add in the thinly sliced radish.
When the radish are soft, add salt and ajinomoto to taste.
Add some white pepper.
Homemade Beef Radish Soup
Created at 11:46 PM