Monday, August 4, 2014

Reanaclaire Cooks - Fish Maw Soup And Three Dishes

Before my girl left for college, I managed to cook ONE proper meal for her ... after this, the kuali will be hung up again for some time before I take it out again....
I bought some "Far Gau" aka Fish Maw
For this 100gm, it cost RM68 in one wholesale shop in old town, Ipoh....
I am quite confused actually...
One type of fish maw is rough .. (Yu Pew)
and one is smooth like the above picture... (Fa Gau)
But both of them have the same name... Fish Maw?
Read that fish maw can make lungs and kidneys stronger and to moisten joints..
Rich in collagen and proteins.....
I soaked 4 pieces for six hours 
and  then boiled with "village chicken" for two hours plus...
Put in some red dates and wolfberries to enhance the flavour...

My girl loves salmon.... so I just pan-fried for a short while using non stick pan...
Salmon has natural oil so not necessary to put in cooking oil....
 Spinach with garlic....
Cucumber cut into pieces and eaten with....
Sambal Dried Shrimps....
I love eating cucumber with the sambal... Shiok!!
My mom complained of shoulder pain...
Hope this collagen can relieve her pain.... 
My Once-A-Blue-Moon Complete Meal.... 


60 comments:

  1. You can cook well, i want to learn from you...

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    1. Sharon, teok boh??? The blind leads the blind.. hahaha..

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  2. Nice meal, I don't mind having these everyday.. Got vege, fish, good soup.. I like.. I only boil abc soup or lingau pork tail soup.. Never thought of fa gaw.. By the way I only know yue piew.. haha.. I can finish that salmon in a few seconds! Especially that crispy skin..

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    1. Quite cheap that piece of salmon... Normally go during Saturday mornings in Jaya Jusco, can get them fresh...

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  3. Yu Piew is fish maw.
    Fa Kau is the swim bladder of fish, which contains more muscle thus has extra elasticity.

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    1. Oh, so this is the difference! I googled the difference but both are also named fish maw.. that confused me... but in English, both are still called fish maw?

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    2. I think the English label wrongly.

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    3. I checked the dictionary fish maw is the swim bladder. So Pam says yu piew is fish maw so yu piew is also the swim bladder?

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    4. All along I thought fish maw is the yu piew (fish stomach).. I didnt know fa kau (swim bladder) is also called fish maw... ok, to differentiate it, one is called fish stomach and one is called fish bladder.. the one that I boil is fish bladder which is more expensive than fish stomach.. :)

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    5. More expensive means more nourishing, right?

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  4. wah.. the Ipoh Food Mayor cooks again!! NICE!! besides a complete meal, i also think this is a very nutritious and wholesome meal lah.. i love fish maw and your soup is definitely very loaded, very "bou" lah.. and clever of you, raw cucumber to go with the meal, that would be refreshing, and surely appetising with the sambal together~~

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    1. Have to "portray" a mama's role once awhile... hahahaa...

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    2. If drink regularly then maybe effective.. once awhile like that, don't know bou or not...

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  5. Yum! Yummmm!!!! Love all of it! I must say you did a very impressive job. Nothing beats home-cooked delights, that goes without saying.

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    1. This comment coming from you, that means I pass la.. right? hahahaa...

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    2. Pass!!! 100% Ummmm...you made the sambal dried prawns yourself? Dijamin sampai hari esok.. LOL!!!

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  6. Nice homecooked food. Very nutritious soup. Boy, cucumber with sambal dried prawns definitely blends well with each other. Happy cooking & hoping to see you posting your homecooked food often.

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    1. Oh Irene, I think you won't see me posting complete meal for a long time... haaha... hang up my kuali already...

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  7. Meals cooked with care and love. Lucky lah your daughter :)

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    1. Thank you, Lina! Hope she knows it... :)

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  8. I seldom drink soup but when I see your soup photo, I feel like drinking it. Your soup really looks nourishing. Full of goodness. Your daughter is so blessed to have you.

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    1. We are blessed to have each other... ! Must boil more often to get the goodness..

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  9. The fish maw maybe from different type of fish - that's why one rough one smooth? actually I am guessing only. I don't know much about fish maw.

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    1. Oh, I am also trying to get the difference.. fish maw has two types.. one rough..(stomach?) and one smooth (bladder) as explained by Pam above.. :)

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  10. I would love to eat the salmon and spinach. Did you make the sambal from scratch? Don't play play, when Claire cooks, she really cooks - her dishes are really delicious!

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    1. Oh, play play never mind... the sambal was actually given by my colleague! hahahaha... That one needs lots of pounding and ingredients.. so normally my colleague will give me a small jar when she does this sambal... so nice of her!

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  11. You cook 1 meal, win me cook 1 week meals by 9 streets >.<

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    1. Teok boh, Realgunners! Let me be the judge.... I will come and taste your meals! hahaha..

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  12. Wah, very yummy and nutritious meal leh!
    Fish maw is not cheap, but very nutritious, too bad there're many fake ones these days...

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    1. So unfortunate that everything has imitation when it comes from you-know-where..

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  13. wah ...home cooked food for fernie before she leave for studies! Next time, cook for me also ah when i come back.

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    1. Your mom can whoop up much delicious dishes anytime.. how about I going over there? hahahaa..

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  14. good to cook for your girl as she sure misses home-cooked food..

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    1. Yes, I will try to cook when they come home especially it is weekends..

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  15. Oh my... would love to have a sip on that soup!

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    1. Try doing it yourself.. so easy.. dump everything in.. hahaha..

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  16. As long as both of them can be cooked can already lor. :D

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    1. Yeah, can... but different taste... :)

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  17. The salmon looks good obviously. :D *drooling*

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    1. And cheap too! My girl loves salmon...

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  18. Claire, you are such a great cook, but I think you hate cooking? I cannot cook more than two things at once. We eat salmon at least three times a week. I poach it with broth, dill weed, and lemon.

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    1. I don't hate cooking but I am lazy to cook... cos so much to wash after that.. I don't have a dish washer here.. :) Maybe next time when I retire, i will cook more.. :)

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  19. I like the fish, best to eat it with porridge!! =]

    Actually I wanted to say I'm sorry to say I saw something from the news yesterday about the extinction of "Far Gau" aka Fish Maw

    http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/international/20140802/52755496?top=4h

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    1. Wrong typed is the vaquita extinct, not the Far Gau

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    2. Oh, I don't read mandarin... is it extinct now? No wonder so expensive...

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    3. Sorry ya, I thought you understand mandarin, found this English version

      http://www.savethewhales.org/vaquita.html

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    4. Thank you for sending it again! :)

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  20. gua lagi confused leh....which is which...the one that look like sarang tebuan is call what ah?

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    1. That is the issue... both different names in cantonese but same name in english...

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  21. wow, your sambal looks great.

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    1. Dried shrimps with lots of onions, chillies.. and dont know what else.. hahaha...

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  22. wow.. looks so yummy.. May I ask for the recipe please.. Thank you

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  23. You can cook, Claire! I like your once in the blue moon meal. Very homey.

    And I love fish maw soup too. I like those clear one, not those added with cornstarch. And of course who could resist a grilled salmon. Yummy!

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    1. Very big deal already if I can whoop up one meal.. hahaha... thank you, I hope to whoosh up some cakes next time.. *keeping fingers across one another*

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  24. Yesterday I could not access this post dunno why. I love what you cooked. Very homey and tasty. I must try fish maw one day. Always see it at the medicine shop.

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    1. Two types of fish maw.. same name but different parts...

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  25. Claire, the soup is very delicious and nutritious too. Fish maw can make you look younger too.

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    1. I think I need that.. hahahaa.. vain!

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  26. You are such a good cook! I love fried salmon too. Eating out will get more expensive next year when the GST is implemented. I better eat at home or eat lesser!

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