Friday, November 12, 2010

Japanese Clear Soup (Suimono)

It was a total mess last week I got hay fever and you know what happens in it, itchy, puffy, watery eyes and red, stuffy nose- OMG it’s terrible! I am not feeling to have anything, my taste buds are completely flat. Then Maa (Mother) came as a savior as she always does, she make a Japanese Clear Soup for me which is not a fill you- up- kind of meal but a delicious refreshing Asian soup. I think God bless every Mom with a caressing hand so that they can make anything special ! What do you feel………….! I am ok now and so want to share that easy yet delicious Japanese Clear Soup –Suimono's recipe with you.

Chicken stock        3 cups
Soya sauce           1 teaspoon
Dry sherry           2 table spoon(optional)
Mushroom              3 to 4  thinly sliced 
Green onion strips    1 teaspoon
Celery leaves         1teaspoon chopped
Lemon                 Thinly sliced
Carrot                Thinly sliced
Lemon peel            strips  few
Tofu                  small chunks 
Cooked  shrimp        4 to 5(optional)


In a large saucepan bring chicken stock to simmer. Stir in sherry and soya sauce. Simmer for few minutes. Top with all those other ingredients. Cook for another half minutes and you are done. If you want you can season with salt but this soup don’t need that as soya do all the work. Ladle the soup in small soup bowl and relish this delicious Japanese Clear Soup (Suimono).For me this is a total comfy, feel good soup and I hope you too will like the fresh flavors of Suimono.

For now Sayōnara (good bye)!

Be Happy And Stay Healthy. -image source



katerina said...

My husband had a terrible cold as well. Hope you are ok now. As my grandmother said, mother is the golden comforter for her children. The soup your mother made for you is delicious not only because it has beautiful ingredients in it, but also because it was made with love and affection. Take care!

My Little Space said...

Oh poor thing, glad that you're feeling much better now. The soup looks perfect for you. So, take care and stay healthy. Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings, Kristy

Priya said...

Woww clear soup looks fabulous and comforting for me..

Foodessa said...

One big cheer for our Mom's who get us through the worst of times.
Sutapa...I hope that pesky allergy has disappeared for good. Mine lasted on and off during peak seasons for 9's been good for 3 so far ;o)

Thanks for sharing this simple soothing soup.

Abhilash Pillai said...

No one can ever replace mother. The soup looks good. :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

I hope you are feeling better. When I am feeling sick, i like ice cream LOL.
*kisses* HH

Angie's Recipes said...

I am glad that you are feeling better now. The soup looks very healthy and good.

Anonymous said...

That soup looks so comforting! I'm glad you are feeling better! Thank you so much for such thoughtful and sweet comments on my recent post :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sutapa
So you were enjoying Hay fever with a stuffy nose..good that it is good got a chance to have this great soup from Maa. Jokes apart , take care. WIll make this soup soon.
I am off blog these days and travelling...but 1st thing that I will do soon , is to make the creamy prawn...
Have a nice week

Mary said...

Sutapa, your recipe really looks light and delicious. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous said...

This looks soo healthy and yum!Just the way I like my soups-brothy.
Regarding your question..Hilsa is not that cheap in Vegas.You cant buy it like every week.Its priced at $5.5/lb.It is usually available in a minimum 2 lb package and so su have to shell out around $10 every time u buy it. I came to knw frm my cousin who is in NJ..there also the same price.How much does it cost at your place?

Chow and Chatter said...

great soup and how sweet is your mum get well soon

Cucipata said...

This recipe looks pretty good, I will try it this weekend and let you know how it went...

Reeni said...

This is just the kind of soup I like to eat too when I am sick! It's so restorative. Hope you're feeling better!

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Shilpi Bose said...

The soup looks real good, ideal for the winter.

Zexxy's wife said...

This soup looks amazing, real November food! Probably shiitake mushrooms goes the best here?
Fresh or dry?
I have to make it these days.