On some days when you do not have the energy and time to make “complex” meals, a quick 30-minute recipe for a quick meal is all you need – at a cheap, ingredients easy to supermarket way.

The Macaroni Soup is I think one of the most easiest way to whip up in a short time and the ingredients involved are the easy grab-and-go at the supermarket.

The ingredients as follows (serves 2-3):

  • Some minced pork ($2 worth or less depending on personal preference)
  • 2-3 stalks of vegetable such as Xiao Bai Cai or Chye Sim (usually comes in a pack for $1)
  • Chicken stock of near half a pot you are cooking in
  • 2 cups of Macaroni
  • 1 packet of Yong Tau Fu (usually found at tofu section)

How to cook:

  1. Marinade the minced pork with some salt, pepper and sesame oil. Leave it aside to soak the flavour.
  2. Wash the vegetables and cut them into little sections.
  3. Wash the Yong Tau Fu.
  4. Boil the chicken stock (I’m using one Knorr chicken stock cube in near half a pot of water)
  5. Once boiling, add 2 cups of Macaroni. Stir it and let it cook.
  6. Once the macaroni becomes soft yet not cooked, add the Yong Tau Fu.
  7. 5 minutes later, add the vegetables.
  8. Once vegetables becomes “soaked”, roll the minced pork into balls of desired size and drop into the pot slowly. Do not stir here or the minced pork will separate.
  9. Cover up and slow boil.
  10. Taste the soup. If too salty, add more water and stir.

It’s a light, filling, healthy and satisfying meal. Enjoy!

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