Fish Soup for the Soul: A Rainy Day Balm


Today’s sky is obscured by great grey clouds and the thunder is rolling through them like a soft drummm .. rummm…a promise of the rain soon to come. Thought I’d post a small comfort for Sunday sleepers who are just beginning to roll out of bed wondering what comfort food they’d eat for brunch.

Fish soup is comfort food to many Singaporeans. They don’t just love it as rainy day comfort food either. I know this having watched  people scarf down steaming bowls of fish soup porridge on scorching days in a hot hawker centres without breaking a sweat (pardon the pun). Maybe it has to do with the Chinese belief that consuming something hot will help your body feel cooler…don’t ask me how that works…probably something to do with the yin yang mix or the elements.

Yin yang fish soup: Teochew rice porridge in clear broth and boiled fish vs Cantonese milky soup and fried fish bee hoon.

Which is the yin and which the yang?


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About Mizdee

Food, food, food. Apart from love, it's the other thing that makes the world go round. When I'm sad it's a comfort, when I'm happy it's a celebration and when I'm not hungry, it's just greediness. But hey! Why not? Life is short too pass up a good meal.

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