Yen Can Cook ~ Shallot Chicken Soup

How’s your Chinese New Year preparation? Actually I have been doing my spring cleaning since 3 weeks ago till date. It’s almost 90% done and the last chore to be completed is cleaning my fridge , before I can officially make my “Sou Gong” announcement.  

When I was tidying my pantry the other day, I found that I accidentally bought two bag of shallots (those in mesh bag) and I decided to boil this easy shallot soup which I learnt from my mom. The ingredients needed are simple, just shallots and meat (pork or chicken) but since I had some fresh Chinese mushrooms, I add them too. 

Ingredients (serve: 3 – 4)

1 Kampung Chicken (free range chicken), about 700-800g, cut into chunks.

300g red shallots 

6-8 Chinese Mushrooms (optional)

Salt to taste

2500ml water


Step 1: Peel the skin of the shallots and leave them whole without cutting.

Step 2: Bring a pot of water to boil, add in a few ginger slices and 1 tablespoon of cooking wine, blanch the chicken to remove blood and impurities. Remove, drain and set aside.

Step 3:Put all the ingredients into a pot and add in water until enough to immerse all the ingredients. Bring to boil and lower the heat and let the soup simmer for 2-3 hours.

Step 4: Season with salt and serve.

Happy Cooking and my blog will be closed in conjunction of celebration of Chinese New Year. So I’ll see you again next year (Lunar Calender Year I mean :P)!


  • Here’s wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai….with abundant wealth and healthy for the coming lunar new year! Wah, your blog will be closed in conjunction of CNY, eh….sounds like one of those Chinese restaurants….wuahahahaha! 😀 P/S: I boil this soup occasionally too…without the dried mushrooms but will add some dried cuttlefish 🙂

  • Gong Xi Fa Cai! I must try this soup because I always buy shallots with intention to make rempah but always end up they start to become spring onion LOL!

  • congrats on the spring-cleaning success! my apartment is as messy as it was at the start of this month, so there’s no chance it’ll be clean by CNY 🙂 wishing you and your lovely family an even lovelier CNY celebration this year! 😀

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