Clear Chicken & Vegetable Soup

I always love a familiar, wholesome comfort food like this lovely Clear Chicken & Vegetable Soup to quench my constant thirst & warm my tummy on days when everything doesn't seem to turn out as planned! Simple but tasty, this soup is a cheap & nourishing rustic fare. My kids always enjoy dipping their bread in this soup or having it with white rice! The perfect, complete meal in a bowl!


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 slice ginger, chopped
  • 3 pieces of chicken(with more bone than meat), cut into 3
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, cut into 6 cubes
  • 1 stick of celery, sliced
  • 1 carrot, skinned & sliced
  • 4 pieces of oyster mushroom, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

  1. Heat oil in a pot. Sautee' the ginger & garlic briefly.
  2. Put in the chicken & brown it all over for about 8 minutes.
  3. Pour in the water & let it boil.
  4. Pot in the potatoes & carrot.
  5. As the potatoes & carrot is done, put in the celery, tomatoes & mushroom.
  6. Flavour with salt & pepper.
  7. Serve hot. Sprinkle with chopped Chinese celery, spring onions & fried crispy shallots.