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Soft Diet Recipe #1: Not your normal-kind-of fish porridge

Updated: May 27, 2021

It’s normal to associate "porridge" as something eaten only when an individual is feeling unwell or for someone who is old. Why not make a tasty porridge that is simple to make with natural ingredients that suits everyone's taste buds? This is a recipe with commonly found ingredients at home and it's packed with flavour from natural ingredients (salt is not added in here!).

Ingredients (Serve 3):

Dried scallop x 1 tablespoon (15g)

Dried shrimp x 1 tablespoon (15g)

Dried cuttlefish x 1 small piece

Ginger x 1 inch thickness

Sliced fish x 300g

To marinate: Fish/soya sauce x 2 teaspoons + sesame oil & white pepper x 1 teaspoon each

Cooking oil x 1 tablespoon (15g)

Ikan bilis broth x 600ml (to make broth, 2 tablespoons of ikan bilis + 1L water and put to boil)

Rice x 2 bowls (400g)

Spring onion x 1 stalk


  1. Put dried scallop and dried shrimp (A) in a bowl and soak with hot water.

  2. Put dried cuttlefish (B) in another bowl and soak with hot water.

  3. Drain ingredients in (A) and chopped finely. Set aside.

  4. Drain ingredient in (B) and slice thinly. Set aside.

  5. In a medium bowl, marinate fish with fish/soya sauce, sesame oil, and white pepper. Set aside.

  6. In a pot, hit oil with medium heat. Throw in ingredients in (A) and (B) and fry till fragrant.

  7. Add in Ikan Bilis broth and ginger. Bring to a gentle boil.

  8. Throw in the sliced fish. Stir a little.

  9. Add in rice and boil for about 15 mins (for watery porridge).

  10. Top with spring onion for additional flavour.

Fish porridge packed with umami flavours

Nutritional Tips

- Using natural ingredients in cooking helps to enhance the flavour of the dish and avoid overconsumption of salt in our diet which may affect blood pressure.


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