January 30, 2016

Sibu Tales : Liver and Poached Egg Soup

There is a special Foochow delicacy called liver and Poached Egg soup with Foochow Red Rice Wine. This can be eat as a breakfast item . But it is usually a soup made for a daughter by a loving mother when her first menstruation appears. This soup will ensure that her young womb would be warmed up and that she would not have any menstrual pains.



My grandmother often made this soup for us girls, especially when we came to visit her with a tray of eggs and some fresh liver. My mother never failed to make us bring some liver and eggs (and also soh Mien) for my maternal grandma.

According to my Fujian born grandma (ngie mah) daily consumption of eggs was good for longevity. Indeed she lived over 86 years...She died in 1985. We still miss her.

 Every now and then Foochow women , and I too, would make a bowl of this soup for themselves if and when they have some "wind" or some pains relating to the womb.

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