Malabar spinach soup ( saan choy tong )

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy
It is a simple and easy to prepare soup and it is tasty too.


Number of serving: 2
300 gm Malabar Spinach ? pick the young leaves with stem, washed and drain dry

½ cup of dried anchovies- washed and drain dry

3 pips of garlic- crushed

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1200 ml of water ( more if desire )

white of 1 salted egg

sea salt to taste


  • Heat up the olive oil in a soup pot and sauté the crushed garlic till fragrant.
  • Add in the anchovies and stir fry till the anchovies are light brown.
  • Pour in the 1200 ml of water and boil for half hour under medium heat.
  • When the soup is boiling, add in the Malabar spinach. The leaves and stems will turned darker color when it is cooked.
  • Add in the white of salted egg and off the fire.
  • Lightly stir the whites so that the soup is not cloudy . Add in salt to taste.


Malabar Spinach Soup ( Saan Choy Tong ), photo 1Malabar Spinach Soup ( Saan Choy Tong ), photo 2

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