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Kapaw Pla (Dried Fish Belly Soup)

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 4 c Water
  • 1 Whole Chicken Breast
  • 8 oz Dried Fish Belly/Fish Maw
  • -Soaked In Hot Water Until
  • -Soft
  • 1/3 c Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tb Sweet Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 c Bamboo Shoot Strips
  • 1/4 ts White Pepper
  • 4 sm Hard-Cooked Eggs, Sliced
  • 1/4 c Minced Cilantro/Coriander


Once the fish belly has been soaked in hot water it develops an interesting
gelatinous texture which easily absorbs other flavors.
Heat the water to boiling in a large saucepan and simmer the chicken breast
for about 10 to 15 minutes or until done. Reserve the chicken stock.

Place the cooked chicken breast in cold water to cool. Remove the neat
from the bone and discard the skin. Shred the meat and set aside.

Drain the dried fish belly, squeeze out any excess water and cut into 1
inch pieces.

Heat the chicken stock to boiling, add the dried fish belly and all the
remaining ingredients except the eggs and the cilantro. Stir in the
shredded chicken and cook until hot. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish
with egg slices and cilantro.

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