When I was young, mom always made sure that there’ll be one soup dish in every meal. Usually it’s something like.. 1 meat, 1 vege, 1 soup, balanced diet, like it should be.
One of the easiest and fastest soup to cook would be bayam, a vegetable that can be obtained rather cheaply here in Malaysia. So here goes my simple recipe of the day – bayam soup with ikan bilis.
- a handful of ikan bilis (dried anchovies)
- a few bulb of garlic
- some wolf-berry
- bayam vegetable
- 1.5 liter of water
- Boil ikan bilis + garlic + wolf berry for 30 minutes
- Add bayam for 1 minute
- Add salt to taste, maybe some pepper
- Ready to serve, additionally you can also stir and egg or two prior to serving for extra protein
There are some recipes calling for discarding the anchovies, but I believe in not wasting perfectly fine food, especially since I bought these from Kota Kinabalu’s Filipino market, which is of pretty decent quality.
Check out more simple recipe here.