Quick and Easy Hotpot Soup Base – 快速火锅汤底 Part 2

Steamboats are a must have during Chinese New Year dinner in lots of household, these year we came up with quick and easy soups that you can choose from. As Singaporean we love spicy food so we decide to make Mala soup base, we are feeling the numbness just thinking about it. But it you are not able to take the heat we also have our Herbal chicken soup base with is nourishing for the body.

Our shortcut to a quick mala soup base is to fry the sichuan peppercorns and dried chilli in oil then add Mala hotpot paste which you can get from the supermarkets. Once the oil turns a deep red we add Heinz chicken broth along with large chunks of spring onions for the soup base. The thing about Mala soup base if you let it infuse for a few hours or have it the next day the spicy and numbness will be even more concentrated.

For our Herbal chicken soup base, we combine chicken thighs, chinese herbs, simmer together with Heinz chicken broth and chicken essence. The soup is really quick to make and as you enjoy the steam the chicken thighs become fall of the bone tender!!

Bring out the finest flavors this festive season with Heinz Chicken Broth!

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  • Servings: 4 pax per soup base

  • Time: 45 mins

  • Skill: Easy

Herbal Chicken Soup Base - 药材鸡汤底:

  1. 1 litre Heinz chicken broth

  2. 1 litre hot water

  3. 3 chicken drumsticks

  4. 20 red dates

  5. 10g wolfberries

  6. 20g Solomon’s seal

  7. 20g Chinese yam

  8. 10g Codonopsis Root

  9. 1 bottle chicken essence

  10. Salt to taste

Mala Soup Base - 麻辣汤底:

  1. 1 litre Heinz chicken broth

  2. 1 litre hot water

  3. 2 tbsp cooking oil

  4. 300g mala hotpot paste

  5. 2 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns

  6. 20 dried red chilli pepper

  7. 2 stalks scallions (chopped)

  8. 5 Shiitake mushrooms (sliced)

  9. 10 cloves garlic (cut into halves)

  10. 2 tbsp minced ginger

Herbal Chicken Soup Base - 药材鸡汤底:

  1. Add to soup pot 3 chicken drumsticks, 20g Chinese yam, 20g Solomon’s seal, 10g Codonopsis Root, 20 red dates and 10g wolfberries.

  2. Add 1 litre hot water, 1 litre Heinz chicken broth and 1 bottle chicken essence. Season with salt to taste

  3. Simmer for 30 minutes and serve

Mala Soup Base - 麻辣汤底:

  1. In a pan heat 2 tbsp cooking oil and add 2 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns. Fry until fragrant.

  2. Add 2 tbsp minced ginger, 10 cloves garlic (cut into halves), 20 dried red chilli pepper and 300g mala hotpot paste. Stir-fry until fragrant and transfer to soup pot

  3. Add 1 litre hot water, 1 litre Heinz chicken broth, 5 Shiitake mushrooms (sliced) and 2 stalks scallions (chopped)

  4. Simmer for 30 minutes