Before I started blogging, my Chinese restaurant visits were pretty much limited to dim sum houses and Hong Kong cafes. The latter is great for late night eats and the odd Chinese/Western fusion dish.
So back in May 2009 when I bought my used-new camera, I drew upon one of those quick fusion recipes to test out some shots. Not that such a simple recipe really needs much direction, but just in case you've never heard of such a dish. You can even top it with a fried egg if you'd like. Needless to say, this is one of those dishes that's more appreciated in the late night hours.
Hong Kong-Style Macaroni Soup with Spam
For 2 servings, you'll need:
2 quarts homemade chicken broth
1/2 cup macaroni
1/2 13-oz can corn
4 slices Spam, pan-fried
Optional: Fried egg on top
Cook the macaroni in the homemade chicken broth. If you don't have any homemade stock in hand, heat up 2 quarts of water and add a chicken bouillon cube or 1 cup of packaged chicken broth. Drain and add the corn.
Meanwhile, slice and pan-fry the Spam until crispy. Set aside.
When the soup is done, top with the Spam slices.
When you eat, make sure you get a bit of Spam in each bit of macaroni soup. The saltiness of the Spam evens out the plainness of the soup.
Serve with milk tea if you wish.
Other Hong Kong-style fusion recipes:
Hong Kong-Style Tomato Borscht
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