This soup is commonly cooked in Singapore households using a variety of vegetables and some meat like pork, beef or chicken. I am not certain about the origin for the name of the soup but a friend of mine told me that it is call the ABC soup because carrots have vitamin A, potatoes have high vitamin B6 and onions contain vitamin C. Thus, the main ingredients of the ABC soup should include carrots, potatoes and onions. My mom would include cauliflower in the soup which really adds a hint of sweetness to it. The meat also helps to flavor the soup.
1 Yellow Onions, cut into small pieces
5 Small Carrots, peel and cut into small chunks
1/2 a Cauliflower, cut between the florets
1 handful of Frozen Peas, Sweet Corn, Green Bean and Edamame, thaw in a colander under hot running water for a few seconds and drain excess water
2 thick cut pieces of Pork Loin, about 1 pound, diced
2 Russet Potatoes, cut into chunks
1 can of Campbell Chicken Broth
The method to cook this soup is really easy. Simply throw all the ingredients into a six quart pot and add boiling water to about 1 or 2 inches below the rim of the pot and bring the soup to a boil until all the ingredients including the meat are cooked. Covering the pot helps the soup come to a boil faster but watch out that the soup doesn’t boil over. Be sure to always use boiling water for cooking soup with raw meat in it as it helps keep the soup clear. Cold water with raw meat in it will make the soup turn cloudy.
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