January 14, 2015

Sibu Tales : Pig's Stomach Soup

In Sibu, most butchers would have only a few pig stomachs for sale. And usually a discerning housewife would book the pig stomach/s way ahead of the day she needs the item.

Pig stomachs are usually purchased for the preparation of a good tonic soup for the elderly or for the new mother still in confinement. Any man or woman who is losing appetite would also be given a pig stomach tonic soup.

There are several recipes for the Foochow pig stomach

1. Chicken feet and pig stomach soup - boiled for more than 3 hours to help a person to regain strength and allay the coldness in his body.No automatic alt text available.

Image may contain: food and text

2. Black chicken and pig stomach soup - plain cooked with just a bit of fresh young ginger. This will help the new mother to regain her strength after 9 months of carrying a baby to full term.

3. Kampong chicken sewned up in a pig stomach, steamed with some gingseng. This will help an elderly person regain his weight and appetite.

In most restaurants pig stomach soup is a popular menu. Most men would like to order the soup. It is nourishing, healthy and delicious especially when a lot of pepper is added.

This is one easy dish most Foochow families can prepare any day of the year.


Anonymous said...

Oh my God!

Anonymous said...

Happy Lunar New Year to you!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I emailed you.

Anonymous said...


Sibu Tales : Making Bah Gui from Scratch

The pioneering families of Sibu Foochows continued to practise the  adoption of girls from poor families who become their maids (slaves). ...