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Lotus Root with Chicken Soup


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Singapore Silver Pages


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No. of Servings: 10


Serving size: 250 ml




1. Lotus root, sliced 1 kg

2. Chicken thigh 1 kg

3. Dried octopus, soaked 200 gm

4. Peanut, soaked 200 gm

5. Luo han guo (罗汉果) 1 pc

6. Water 2 litres

7. Salt 10 gm

8. Sugar 20 gm




1. Wash and peel lotus root. Cut into slices.


2. Remove bones from chicken drum sticks and cut chicken into smaller pieces.


3. Rinse the dried octopuses and soak them in warm water for 20 minutes. Cut into pieces.


4. Rinse peanuts and soak them for 20 minutes.


5. Break luo han guo into smaller pieces.


6. In a large soup pot, bring water to a boil and add in all the ingredients as well as the seasonings. Allow this to cook for 1 hour over medium heat.


7. Ensure that the lotus root and chicken are tender enough for the elderly to eat. Cut them into smaller pieces if necessary.


8. Check taste and serve.




1. Strain the cooked soup to separate the ingredients.


2. Finely chop the lotus root, chicken meat, peanuts separately on a clean cutting board.


3. Place a desired mould on a serving plate and fill the mould with the finely chopped lotus root. Remove the mould carefully.


4. Top it with the rest of the chopped ingredients and pour the soup around the bowl.


5. Serve immediately.


Source: Singapore Silver Pages, an initiative by the Agency for Integrated Care. Reproduced with permission.



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