Itek Tim

Warm up cold weather seasons and find comfort in eating a bowl of Nonya Salted Vegetable Duck Soup made from scratch.

Also known as Itek Tim, this cosy weather soup is being slow-boiled for hours, with hearty duck meat and addictively sour vegetables infused in making a light, savoury broth. Just a sip of it will confirm leave you craving more!

With a soup recipe so nourishing and comforting, it’s best accompanied with a steaming bowl of white rice.

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2 liters Water
6 Duck legs
500 g Pork ribs
500 g Pickled Mustard Vegetables
6 Chinese pickled plums
4 pieces Assam skin
2 Tomatoes
50 g Ginger
4 tbsp Shaoxing wine
1 tsp Salt to taste
Pickled chillies



In a pot of boiling water, add in pork ribs and blanch for about 10 minutes.

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In a new pot of boiling water, add duck legs, blanch for about 10 minutes.

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In a fresh pot, add duck legs and pork ribs over medium heat. Add cut pickled mustard vegetables, sliced ginger, assam skin, pickled plums, water and salt.

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Cover and simmer for about 1 hour-1.5 hours

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Add tomatoes and Shaoxing wine. Cook for about 15 minutes.

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Serve hot.

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