Chinese Chives (gow choy) sounds the same as nine veg.. and many people refrain from eating this after having measles or chicken pox because, they believe they’ll get 9 times of that disease if they consume this 9 veg.
When I was a kid, I hated Chinese Chives… the smell was urgh!!!!!
Then grandaunt made this soup.. that was when it changed my opinion about this member of the onion family. It became my next favourite veg.
From a smelly green thingy.. it became the sweetest veg to my tastebuds…
A very easy soup to make
½ cup dried anchovies, wash and drained
1 Tbsp oil
Salt to taste
100gm Chinese chives cut into 3cm lengths)
1 egg , beaten
Heat a pot and put in oil. Stir fry anchovies until fragrant and pour in water. Let boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove anchovies and season with salt.
Put in fish balls and wait for them to float.
Put in Chinese chives and wait for soup to boil.
Drizzle in beaten egg while stirring continuously with a ladle.
Turn off the heat and serve.