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Monday, 17 October 2016

Gaharu Chicken Soup & Sweet Potato Leaves For Dinner.

I don't feel like going out for dinner on this particular day. When we eat out too often, there comes a time we do not know what to eat. I intended to cook our own dinner. I remembered the packets of soup mix that I bought when we visited the Gaharu Tea Village end of last month. If you are interested, you can click here to read.

First, I needed to check whether I have chicken in the freezer. Yes, I bought a chicken few days ago. I took out the chicken to defrost. I then read the instructions on the package to see what else do I need. Just the chicken and the soup mix. So easy!
All the soup ingredients were packed into this packet. I used the whole packet of soup mix for 1 whole chicken to boil enough soup for 2 meals.
I would love to have some greens for dinner. 
These sweet potato leaves were grown from stems after the tender leaves were plucked for cooking. They were from the bundle of potato leaves I bought from the road side stall. I just stuck those stems into a shallow pot in my garden.
I harvested whatever I could from the pot. The harvest was enough for a plate of blanched green. 
Blanched tender sweet potato leaves. I drizzled some extra virgin olive oil and stirred it with some premium oyster sauce before serving it.
A bowl of Gaharu Chicken Soup.
The oil came from the skin of the chicken feet and wings. The rest of the skin were all removed. We skimmed away most of the oil before we drank the soup. This was our home cooked dinner. I was happy the Gaharu soup was quite tasty and was without any strong smell or bitter taste.

Look after each other so that not one of you

will fail to find God's best blessings.

Watch out that no bitterness takes root among you,

for as it springs up it causes deep trouble,

hurting many in their spiritual lives.

(Hebrews 12:15, The Living Bible-TLB)

52 comments:

  1. The soup looks delicious:) Great post:)
    kisses:*

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a lovely day!

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  3. It's a simple meal and yet it is so good!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. It was a satisfying home cooked dinner. Have a great day!

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  4. Now that it's cooling off chicken soup looks mighty good.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a wonderful day!

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  5. Interesting dishes , I must to try them :-)

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    1. Thank you, Alice. Have a lovely day!

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  6. Home cooked is the best. But some day I am at lost on what to cook.

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    1. I know what you mean. When I used to cook often, I used to walk around the wet market not knowing what to buy because I do not know what to cook!

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  7. Home cooked and homegrown...perfect meal ...yummz

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    1. Thank you, Elin. Mine is always the simple meal.

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  8. Com muito bom aspecto esta sopa.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a good day!

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  9. Wow on the sweet potato harvest! I planted the actual potatoes before and the leaves grew all over like nobody's business. But only the extreme tip (plus maybe 3-4 leaves) was edible as the rest were too fibrous. Quite a waste of the potato!

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    1. Before the leaves get too fibrous, I quickly harvested them so that they were still tender. Freshly plucked ones taste sweet.

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  10. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.


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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a lovely day!

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  11. I absolutely love chicken soup! I find it very comforting and delicious, and healthy, too! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. This chicken herbal soup is very nutritious. Have a beautiful day!

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  12. Everything looks so good and reminds me of HOME!! I miss those stirfried sweet potato leaves terribly!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. You can try growing from store bought sweet potatoes. Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Home cooked is always a great meal, looks wonderful and made with love.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. I like the potato leaves dish but kosong with nothing added. Chicken soup looks good too.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Sometimes I stir fry the leaves with garlic but most times I cook it with sambal belacan.

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  15. The sweet potato leaves look fabulous, I eat the root but have not tried the leaves before so something to experiment with. Thanks Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Hope you get the try the leaves and that you will like it. Have a good day!

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  16. The leaves look good before they're cut.

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    1. Thank you, William. They are good for cooking after they are cut. Have a beautiful day!

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  17. What a lovely meal. I know what you mean about eating out too much. You just want to stay home and eat your food. Much better for you I'm sure.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. After eating out too much, we long for home cooked. Too much of home cooked, we crave for outside food. Lol!

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  18. This looks very good; I love soup! The sweet potato heart shaped leaves are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. We love soup too! Have a fantastic day!

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  19. Love the chicken soup, it must be yummy and I like the sweet potato leaves too, I love vegetables but wonder if it would be better if cooked with some ingredients like meat or sambal?

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    1. But I think with oyster sauce also nice

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    2. Thank you, Libby. Cooking potato leaves in this simple version is my lazy version. Lol!

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    3. I usually stir fry the leaves with sambal belacan and dried shrimps or I will stir fry them plain with chopped garlic. Nowadays, I seldom cook them with sliced meat or prawns.

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  20. I like chicken soup! Happy new week!:)

    xxBasia

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    1. Thank you, Basia. Have a happy new week too!

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  21. Também tenho algumas folhagens de batata doce, são tão saborosas e
    nutritivas!
    Doce abraço, Marie

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    1. Thank you, Marie. I would like to know who you cook your potato leaves. Have a beautiful day!

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  22. sweet potato look interesting

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. They are very tasty! Have a lovely day!

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  23. I adore the amount of greens that can be found in Malaysia.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Malaysians are indeed very blessed with all the greens.

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  24. I love sweet potato leaves. We usually mix it in our tamarind pork soup.

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    1. Thank you, Lei. Tamarind pork soup sounds interesting. I have not taste tamarind pork soup before.

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  25. Hey Nancy, remember to leave one packet for me! hehehee..

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    1. Oh yes! Will pass it to you as soon as possible.

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