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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



Serve hot.


Cheerio.


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6 comments:

Sarawakiana@2 said...

This is one of my favourite soups....thanks.

Puan Isah said...

And gradually become one of mine too :)

TK said...

Mak Isah..I was born in 1972! Mak Isah dah jadi nurse dah masa tu. Salute Mak Isah. Masa breastfeed anak I dulu, I kurang susu. Org tua ckp makan radish utk banyakkan susu. Betul ke petua tu?

Puan Isah said...

Really? ha ha...masa tu mak isah baru berusia 21 years old? :P
Thank you TK :)

Selalu nye mak isah advise postnatal mothers minum susu & drink water byk2 untuk menambahkan susu...radishes contain folic acid, potassium, calcium, copper, magnesium & other vitamins which are also present if you drink milk. So both are good for you :)

mr. pineapple man said...

yum yum! great post!

Puan Isah said...

Hello mr.pineapple man,
Thank you for visiting and your good comment on this post.
Do come again & it is nice to know another friend blogger :)

Have a good day!