Thursday, December 11, 2014

Papaya Soup with Dried Figs

I cannot stress how much I love soup, can I? I am always on the lookout for yummy soup recipes. Was flipping through one of my recipe book and saw this soup that looked healthy and good enough to give it a try.

Have you drank Papaya soup with dried fig before? This is a refreshing soup that nourishes the lungs and relieves phlegm, great for the humid weather here in Singapore where we get bad nose and throat so often. Okay, maybe that's just me. I get nose and throat inflammation quite often!

You gotta buy unripe papaya to make this soup. I love eating papaya, the fruit itself, but was not too sure if I could accept it when cooked in soup. I had doubts about whether the papaya will cause the soup to have that strong milky papaya smell, but fortunately no, the smell of papaya wasn't too overbearing. The soup will get to appear on my dining table again :)

Gonna keep this post short and sweet this time. Be back soon :)

 This post is linked to Cook-Your-Books #19 @ kitchen flavours

Papaya Soup with Dried Figs
Recipe by Patsie Cheong (Recipe book title - One Day One Dish | 365 Selected Home-Cooked Recipes)

Ingredients A
7 pieces dried fig (cut into pieces)
1/4 piece tangerine peel
2 tbp sweet almond
2 tbsp bitter almond

Ingredients B
500g spare rib
400g unripe papaya (peeled and remove seeds)

Sea salt

1. Put 3 1/2 litres of water in a pot and bring to a boil.
2. Add in Ingredients A. When it boils, turn to low heat and cook for 1 hour.
3. Add in Ingredients B to cook for 3 hours, stir in sea salt. Serve hot. (I blanched the pork ribs in a separate pot of boiling water to remove excess oil before adding it into main soup pot.)


  1. Janice, I have seen similar recipes but find it hard to accept papaya in a soup! Would this be more like a dessert? My mind still can't get around it :)

  2. Hahaha Phong Hong, same here. I wasn't able to associate papaya cooked in soup, but still pushed myself to try making this soup. Not too bad I must say, sweet tasting soup with a tinge of papaya smell and taste. Easy on the palate too.

  3. This is an interesting soup! I love papaya cooked in a spicy Nyonya dish, and I know that it will be good in a soup too! Healthy and yummy, great for the family. Thanks for linking with CYB!

  4. Hi Joyce, thanks for dropping by :)
    I am definitely glad to be able to submit a post to Cook-Your-Books!
    Papaya cooked in a spicy Nyonya dish? Sounds interesting. I should check it out :P


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