Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mee Hoon Herbal Soup

Mind you, this is not the first time I used Chinese herbal for Sarah’s menu.

When I visited Kylie’s blog the other day, she has inspired me to use the herbal soup to serve with noodle. Since Sarah quite likes mee hoon and has no problem in swallowing it, I decided to try it with the soup.

I’ve used some chicken bone, potato, red dates, Chinese Wolfberries and Rhizoma Polygonati Odorati (or “yu zhu”) to cook the soup.



It is a pretty simple step as I just dumped all the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it cook through the night.



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Outcome:

It turned out the soup just meet my expectation nicely. It’s not too sweet, but rich in herbal aroma; and it is good enough to eat with mee hoon. For me, the meal looks quite tempting.



But I only have one problem. Sarah doesn’t like it!

I remembered she used to loves the herbal porridge, but when I used the similar ingredients this time, she seems cannot accept it…Maybe it is the mee hoon?

Tomorrow I will try to substitute the mee hoon with “yi mien”, and hopefully she would change her mind. Keep my finger crossed.

20 comments:

Fussy mum said...

Wow, that's nice! Perhaps your meehoon is a bit hard for her to swallow. Try to make it softer by cooking it longer. Anyway, hope ur lil one eats it with yi mien. :)

Wonderful Life said...

Maybe the mee hoon a little hard to chew... must soak longer i think.

little prince's mummy said...

Sean haven't tried mee hoon yet...

MommyAngel said...

What's her reaction after you substitute with the yi mee?? Is the taste of the herbal soup a bit too strong this time? I think it looks yummy :)

Mummy Ryan said...

I used to soak mee hon wth hot water so mee hon easier to become soft...besides u cook mee hon wth herbal soup..mb u oso can try to cook " Wan Tan Hor Soup" n put in mee hoon...Ryan oso Mee hoon lover...but must add in his favaorite fishball

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

KC - Actually I did soak the mee hoon but not with hot water, but later it also becomes very very soft when served.
- I wonder what is Wan Tan Hor Soup? How to cook it? Mind to share ya?
- Yes, I know Ryan loves fish ball very much. I remembered you did told that you like to DIY the fish balls too..So how is the outcome?

Caroline - Luckily she likes the yi mien with the herbal soup. I think she doesn't like the strong taste of the herbal soup. So when the soup combines with yi mien, somehow the taste of the soup is not that strong anymore...
- Thanks for your comment.

Kylie - I think Sean will likes mee hoon later..

Fussy Mum and Doreen - Actually I did soak the mee hoon before cook it. And the texture is very soft when she eats it.
- I think she doesn't like the strong taste of the herbal soup. So when the soup combines with yi mien, somehow the taste of the soup is not that strong anymore, so she is able to finish the meal today.

the little prince said...

Sarah very good can finish the meal....may be try not to put so many herbs, they may not like the strong smell.

Keep it simple!

Blessed mum said...

such great idea to use the herbal soup with mee hoon! I gonna give it a try. thanks for sharing!

btw, got an triple award for you over at my blog.

http://simnicholas.blogspot.com/2008/12/triple-awards.html

LittleLamb said...

Toddlers will change their taste from time to time. Sometimes they like this, sometimes they dont. So no worries if Sarah didnt like the noodles you made :) Since you made it, you can add some salt n u can eat it too..no waste ma..

Mummy Gwen said...

Too bad Sarah didn't like it. hope she will like the subtitution. ;)

Kristie said...

this is the trials u have to go through to let ur child try diff stuffs, dont worry joanne, u are doing well! :) it looks good to me, yummy!

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Now I know why your menu's always seems good and yumy to me..you cooked it with slow cooker ya. I dont have it for now..hehe

But I always frustrated coz Tina's appetite is very poor nowadays. Even porridge she dont want. Always keep her mouth closed..pening..how can I increase her appetite. I have try few things and some from your menu..but she dislike it..

Every night and days I will think of what to cook to open her appetite...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Sha - Haha....No lah Sha, actually I am a lazy mommy, I think by using slow cooker to boil the soup, it wont taste as nice as using gas to cook it. But it is more senang for me to use slow cooker.
- First of all, thanks for trusting my recipe and let Tina tested it. She doesn't like it ya?
Ok ok, mind to share with me what she likes? And maybe we can make some changes from her menu...
- You are a good mommy, you will surely think some solution to increase her appetite.

Kristie - Thanks for your comment.
- Yes, actually it is a process for me to learn too when Sarah is not taking some of the food I have cooked for her.
Coz from there, I will think a way to make her like my food. So it does makes my me THINK...hehe...

Mommy Gwen - Hehe, wrong comby this time...
- Yes luckily she likes yi mien with the soup.

Rachel - Yes, thats what I think too..I think their taste preference towards food will change from time to time.
- Hehe, actually I did not waste the soup too. I keep it for the next day and cooked it with yi mien. And Sarah likes it..hehe.

Rachel - You are most welcome. I also got the recipe from my blogging fren.
Give a try and let me know whether you like it or not...
- O, got an award for me...So nice of you. Thanks ya!

Yugene - Yes, you are right..I should keep the taste more simpler..not so strong in herbal taste, and she might like it. Thanks ya!

Julie said...

The soup turns up good. You must have put a lot of chicken bones.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Julie, yes you are right. I have put quite alot of chicken bones.

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Some that she love is egg tofu, ordinary tofu, egg, chicken soup, crab stick and most of the time she love 'kicap' very much. So normally I will boil some vege into soup or put some carrot in porridge for her. Or will cut green leaf vege into small pieces and just put it in porridge also.

And now I discover that she love to eat like we adult do, suap her 'lauk' then followed by porridge.

At the first place, I thought she bored with porridge then I try ' nasi lembik' for her. Yes she do but for few days only. And passing a year, she love to eat warm food, warm milk which she dont before..

May be aunt Joanne can suggest menus for Tina?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Hai Sha, from what you have explained, I think Tina can accept quite a lot of food. I think is quite normal that kid love warm food. Sarah also the same, luckily I have a warmer at home, so every time I will put the porridge or dishes inside it before I serve her.
- ai ya, Auntie Joanne tak pandai nak suggest, coz sometimes I also cracking my head in terms of cooking for Sarah.
But I think Tina likes food that bring sweeter taste (crab stick and egg tofu), is it? Does she likes fish?
Actually I think is all depends on what you wish to feed Tina. For eg, if you wish Tina to eat more variety of food, then you have to add in more new food and mixed with her current food into her recipe. For eg, egg tofu fried with BROCOLLI.
But if you wish her to eat more of her current food, then you have to modify the menu every now and then. For eg, using crab stick as an ingredient in mee. Maybe she likes it more...
I hope you can understand what I meant.
Anyway, is all my 2 cents. Hope it can helps Tina and you...

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Thanks Joanne..I will try it out. mama kan ada banyak masa now..hehehe...

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Thanks Joanne..I will try it out. mama kan ada banyak masa now..hehehe...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Sha, you are most welcome.
Good luck!