Saturday, 12 May 2012

Chayote Vermicelli Soup

To Mom with LOVE.......Mother’s Day Celebration is round the corner.  I am sure everyone has planned their day. How are you going to celebrate this special day with your beloved mother? Buy her a dinner?  Shop together with her? Cook a meal for her? There are so many things that you can do for with her but not me.  I am unable to do all this now as we have apart right now as she has gone to another world.  The saddest, I never have a chance to cook for her.  She always the “main cook” in the house, no matter is breakfast, lunch or dinner.   Those wonderful home-cook meals are still fresh in my mind now…...and become my willpower in the kitchen now.  And today, I wish like to share one of my mom’s recipes that always bright in my head and also one of my favorites - Chayote Vermicelli Soup. 
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Lovely Mothers out there!

Chayote Vermicelli Soup


2 medium size of Chayote, diced in cube
300gm – Vermicelli, soak till soft
200gm – Minced meat or lean meat (it can be pork or chicken meat)
30gm – Dried Chinese Black Fungus, soak till soft
2 slices – Ginger
2 cloves – Garlic, chopped
2 tbsp – Cooking oil
1tsp - Salt

Seasoning for minced meat or lean pork or chicken meat:
2 tsp - Corn Flour
2 tbsp – Soy Sauce
1 tbsp – Oyster Sauce
1 tbsp – Sesame Oil

  • Heat oil in the wok or pot
  • Add in chopped garlic and ginger
  • Add in seasoned minced meat and black fungus, toss it
  • Add in with 2 big bowl of water, leave it boil for 10 minutes
  • Add in diced Chayote, cook for minutes or till it half soften
  • Lastly, add in the soften Vermicelli and cook for another 5-10 minutes and some salt on your taste.
  • Remove from wok or pot and serve straight away.


  1. Chayote is such an unusual ingredient. It's very popular in Latin America; you can find it in soups, mainly, though there are other dishes. I particularly remember having some kind of cheese stuffing between two slices of it that were deep fried after being dropped in an egg batter. Chayote isn't very popular here in the States, at least not outside Hispanic neighborhoods and some other places here and there. Anyway, thanks for sharing your recipes, some look really yummy enough to try, and others that are so, so, so tempting, but I stopped eating meat.

    1. So sorry for my late reply, as I just noticed your comments. You are right, chayote is not easy to find in the state, I was told by one of the ready before. I must try out the cheese stuffing method, must be yummy! As I am a cheese lover too! Thanks so much for your comments, you really made my day. Do drop by again!