November 23, 2012

Yam Duck Soup

Anybody seen this before...?

Well, this is our Malaysian Yam or aka Taro...There are many types of Yam come in all shapes and sizes. Old folks will say this is good for those suffering from heart disease or to control blood pressure level.

Anyway, I am capturing this old recipe that I had it when I was a kiddo. 
Another old dad's old time favorite dish. 

In Hokkien, we called it "Or Ark T'ng"...if you pronounce it faster in Hokkien, it becomes...Crow Soup !!??? And if you translate it in English...
Black Duck Soup.

Preparation: Yam (Skin and cut into chunks), Garlic, Ginger, Duck (blanched)

Heat oil, fry the Yam till golden brown and set aside. Separate wok with 1tbsp of oil, saute the garlic and ginger until fragrant. Pour in the water and bring to a boil.

In goes the duck and let it boil for 15mins before reducing the heat, let it simmer for 30mins. Add in the Yam and let it slowly cooked for another 1hr, or till the Yam is soft.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

This is how my comfort food looks like...try this soup for a change ! 

Serving for 4 paxs

500g Yam, cut into chunks and fry
1kg Duck, blanched
30g Ginger, sliced
20g Garlic, sliced
1tbsp Salt, to taste
1tsp Pepper, to taste
1.5lit Water  


backStreetGluttons said...

We do not think this yammy duck soup dish is sold in shops, right?

We do like however this shop in Lucky Gardens Bangsar,Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Chun Heong with Lady stall selling clear herbal duck soup (with mee suah)

NyonyaChef said...

Yup, the Lucky Gardens herbal Duck soup is yummy too.