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Fragrant Claypot Flower Crab Cabbage Soup ( 浓香砂煲花蟹汤 )

chinese new year claypot flower crab soup recipe
During the Lunar New Year, Steamboat aka Hotpot ( 火锅 ) is extremely popular in Singapore. You will find almost every Chinese household here holding a Steamboat session at least once during the 15 days. Flower Crab ( 花蟹 ) and Cabbage ( 白菜 ) are two well-liked ingredients added to the Steamboat because they deliver sweetness to the soup.

cny claypot flower crab soup with wolfberries recipe
Apart from Steamboat, I enjoy making Flower Crab Soup occasionally too, adding different ingredients depending on what’s available that day. I would usually make Chicken Stock from scratch for my soup base, but I bought the #Swanson Clear Chicken Broth instead this time due to time constraint.

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I saw a lot of restaurant chefs on TV programmes promoting the Swanson chicken broth these days, and I was surprised that restaurants are using these ready-made stock so I decided to try. Taste is not too bad, but you will need to add water and less or no salt since it is already seasoned. Have you tried any ready-made chicken broth?

cny claypot flower crab soup hello kitty bowls
I also got myself a really nice crab that day with lots of roe, and coupled with the Napa Cabbage aka Tientsin / Tian Jin Cabbage ( 天津白菜 ), my family had a piping hot Fragrant Claypot Flower Crab Cabbage Soup ( 浓香砂煲花蟹汤 ) for dinner! Do you like my Hello Kitty Soup Bowls? They come in a set, and it was a birthday gift from my son couple of years back.

fragrant claypot flower crab soup with napa cabbage
1 Flower Crab
4 Straw Mushrooms
100g Napa Cabbage
50g Tofu
1 tsp Goji / Wolfberries
300ml Swanson Clear Chicken Broth
500ml Water
2 tbsp Emborg Cooking Cream
1 tsp Minced Ginger
2 tsp Chinese Cooking Wine / Shaoxing Hua Diao Wine ( 紹興花雕酒 )
Dash of pepper

    chinese cooking benefits of goji berries
  • Soak goji berries till soft.
  • chinese cooking with straw mushrooms
  • Cut straw mushrooms into halves.
  • When choosing crab, get one with roes for tastier soup base.
  • how to prepare flower crab roe
  • Wash crab thoroughly. Loosen shell by lifting it, then turning crab over to remove shell by peeling it apart from body. Dispose gills from body. Remove crab legs by twisting and pulling them off, or you can simply cut the body into sections.
  • flower crab piler seafood cracker
  • Using a crab piler, crack the crab claws and legs.
  • swanson clear chicken broth steamboat tian jin cabbage
  • Heat water in claypot and add broth. Rinse cabbage and chop off the end. Cut into equal slices and add into claypot together with ginger. Simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • asian cooking flower crab soup with straw mushrooms
  • Throw in crabs and mushrooms. Simmer for about 5 mins. *Over-cooking will turn meat tough.
  • claypot crab soup emborg cooking cream recipe
  • Add cooking cream or milk.
  • Throw in tofu and goji berries next.
  • Turn off fire when soup is boiling, and add Chinese wine and pepper. Stir well serve your piping hot Fragrant Claypot Flower Crab Cabbage Soup ( 浓香砂煲花蟹汤 )!
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  1. Wow) looks so tasty)
    Have a nice weekend)

  2. yummy, my mouth is watering. This soup crab looks delicious...lovely presentation too. So nice of your son to buy you hello kitty soup bowls. I was thinking of getting some soup bowls myself.

  3. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

  4. soup looks delicious! and the bowls are way too adorable!

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  5. I am suppose to be hitting the bed soon, and I have to see this hunger triggering soup? Torture. I want to slurp in.

  6. You made me drool! I love cabbage, I love crab, and I love soup!! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  7. Lovely presentations, Shirley! :)

  8. Another interesting introduction - I've said it a million times, but I learn a lot from your blog Shirley! :)

  9. yummy... can i have a bowl please?

    1. Err.... a bowl of soup or just the Hello Kitty bowl? Hahaha! Happy weekend, Jolene! xoxo

  10. Your crab soup looks fantastic. Lucky you having access to such gorgeous seafood!

  11. Great post dear!! I'm a new follower.. please follow me back :)

  12. I'm not a fan of crab but I bet some of my family members would just love this soup!

  13. you're seriously making me hungry!! <3 I LOVE Seafood so much and this looks so delicious! :D

    xoxo, rae

  14. This is something very new for me:-) Looks delicious!!!

  15. I love eating crab dishes at the restaurant but have never made anything myself. This soup looks delicious!

  16. This looks like a perfect meal for winter, soup is always great when it's cold outside!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

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  17. wow looks like a sweet delicious soup

  18. Your blog is beautiful !!! I would love to see you on my blog !! Happy day!!!

  19. So good for me I want to eat it

  20. Looks interesting, but not for me... I can only see :)

  21. Thanks for the chicken stock recommendation. Not sure could find this brand over here.

    I also had steamboat but it was on CNY eve. Our reunion dinner. I used chicken neck and feet and some pork bones for stock.

    Your crab soup looked so good.

    1. Pretty sure you can find Swanson Chicken Broth in M'sia; they're very popular in SG. Yap, chicken neck & feet & also pork bones make great stock! Happy CNY, dear! xoxo

  22. Looks good Shirley. I've used chicken broth/stocks before but haven't really encountered one I truly loved. I've also never attempted to make my own either hahaha


    1. You're so cute, Sonia! Perhaps it's time to try making your soup stock from scratch. Hahaha! xoxo

  23. A meal fit for a king, Shirley. This looks amazing. I am, of course, admiring your Hello Kitty bowls too. Your son had good taste ;)

    I have never used ready-made chicken broth but have always been keen to try.

  24. It looks great and those Hello Kitty bowls are just adorable. :) Have a great day. :) xoxo

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