Aug 2, 2015

Basil Soup

Basil Soup

A tasty soup popular in Chinese households in Malaysia. I learnt this recipe from my neighbor Mary Aunty.
Basil Leaves

Serves: 2


For the egg:

2 teaspoon oil (olive oil or sun flower oil)
2 eggs, beat well


Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add beaten eggs and fry lightly for 2 – 3 minutes. Switch off the heat. Do not fry till brown. Keep aside.

Other ingredients

2 teaspoon oil
6 cloves garlic, crushed and chop well
Handful basil leaves or 1 cup, wash well and drain out water
2 soup bowls  of water (please measure in soup bow in which soup is serving)
Salt to taste (or 1/2 teaspoon)
¼ to ½ teaspoon white pepper powder or to taste

Shallow fried eggs


Heat oil  in a deep  pan on medium heat.

Add chopped garlic and fry till golden brown.

Add basil leaves and fry for on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Add 2 soup bowls of water. Sprinkle salt to taste.

Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium heat for 8 – 10 until basil tender and fragrant. Switch off the heat.

Finally add shallow fried egg and sprinkle white pepper powder. Serve hot.

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