Abalone and Fish Maw Soup

Abalone and Fish Maw Soup

Course: Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marv
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  • 2 large dried fish maws
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 3 slices 2-inch fresh ginger (smash with side of cleaver or heavy object)
  • 50 grams boneless skinless chicken thighs or pork loin (diced)
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 large carrots (peeled and cut into 1-inch slices)
  • 400 gr canned abalones
  • 1/4 cup dried goji berries (rinse with water)
  • Salt to taste
  • Small pinch of sugar to taste
  • 1 stalk of green onions (finely chopped)


  • Slice the abalone across the grain to about 1/4-inch thickness. Soak the fish maws in hot water until they plump up and soften, about 20-30 minutes. Cut into large chunks
  • Preheat oil in a medium-size pot. Add in ginger and garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. If you prefer to leave the abalone whole, add the abalone in. Add the chicken stock, carrots, fish maw. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a gentle simmer and let it simmer for about 5 minutes
  • If you use sliced abalone, add them in and cook for max 1 minute. Season the soup with pinch of salt and sugar to your taste
  • Garnish with chopped green onion and serve immediately