Rice Noodle Soup

When I was working in Malaysia, aeons ago, I jokingly told a Chinese colleague that all Chinese food was bland. He invited me to breakfast the next morning – and offered me Hokkien mee soup. I must confess that I was literally in tears, my nose was running and I was sweating profusely. But I…

Manchow Soup

I have always been a fan of ‘Indian’ Chinese food. This is bastardization of the authentic Chinese food, plentifully available in India. In fact, the spiced up version of Chinese food has evolved to suit Indian tastes and has become a cuisine in it’s own right. Several decades ago, I was visiting Canada (Toronto) and…

Raw Papaya Soup

Frankly, I am not much of a soup person. But, once in a while, I have the urge to have a soup. Once, when I when I was running a temperature, I had the irresistible urge to have a soup. Nothing else. My doctor absolutely forbade it, saying I must have some carbohydrates. I came…