Thursday, August 3, 2006

Pig Stomach and Fish Maw Soup

This is a very rich in taste soup that I like. But it’s tedious work to clean the pig stomach. Nowadays, I try to get those cleaned one to lessen the work. Lazy bum, me!

  • 1/2 pig’s stomach, cleaned and sliced
  • 4 pieces of fish maw
  • 1 small can button mushroom
  • 10 black Chinese mushroom, soaked to soften and stalk removed
  • Stock
  • Pepper
  • Salt to taste

How to do it:
  1. Blanch the cleaned and sliced stomach and set aside.
  2. Cut the soften mushrooms into half if you are using big mushrooms. Set aside.
  3. Soften the fish maw by putting it in hot water. After that, cut into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  4. Add the pig stomach and mushroom in a pot of stock and bring to boil.
  5. Turn to small fire and let it simmer for 4 hours till the ingredient soften.
  6. Now add in the fish maw and button mushroom and let it simmer for another hour.
  7. Add pepper and salt to taste.
  8. Serve.

    • You can add ginkgo nuts, peppercorn, etc if you like. Be careful with the peppercorn. Too much of it will make your soup too spicy. I would say about not more than 10, depending on the quantity you are cooking.
    • If you are using ‘fresh’ pig’s stomach, you have to rub the whole thing with salt. Scrub like you are scrubbing your clothes. You can use limejuice too. Don’t be surprise I used COKE to wash it before too! Yeah, the one we drink. Hey! It worked, you know!
    • To shorten the time required to soften the mushrooms add sugar to water to soak mushroom.


    1. hi,
      I love this kind of soup, the richness of the soup is just heavenly. My dad used to cook this too. Missed it so much but it's a lot of work and time. Thanks for rekindling the memories...maybe i'll work myself to cook it one day :p Thank you.

    2. Anonymous, If you are able to get cooked pig's stomach, it will help cut down lots of work.

    3. Hi,

      may I know what kind of "Stock" are you referring to? Can I use Heinz Chicken Broth?
      Do you think instead of using stock, I can add pork bones and all the ingredients into clear water and simmer?


    4. @Anon, I use homemade bone stock. You can use ready made stock too. Sure you can use pork bones but blanch it first before using so you have a clear soup.

    5. okie! Will take note of that. Thanks!