Instant Pot Duo Plus Fish Maw (Her Peoh) Soup

Fish maw (dried fish bladder) is an excellent source of collagen. It is usually served in soup together with prawn/pork meatballs, cabbage and carrots during festivities like Chinese New Year and weddings. For this recipe, only the “Saute” function is used to cook this dish with my Instant Pot Duo Plus, an Electric Pressure Multi-Use Programmable Cooker.

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Instant Pot Duo Plus Fish Maw (Her Peoh) Soup
Author: Shiokman Eddie
  • 50 g fried fish maw
  • 200 g minced pork
  • 150 g minced prawns
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 – 3 slices ginger
  • 1 large carrot sliced
  • 450 g cabbage
  • 1 litre pork or chicken broth
  • Coriander leaves
  • Spring onions
  • Fried sliced garlic
  1. Cut and soak fish maw in hot water for 30 mins.
  2. Rinse and squeeze out water from the fish maw.
  3. Soak in water again and add vinegar and salt.
  4. Rinse and squeeze out water and repeat the process until there is no more oily smell from the fish maw.
  5. Add minced prawns to a bowl of minced pork and mix well.
  6. Add tapioca flour, plain flour, pepper and light soy sauce to the minced meat.
  7. Mix all ingredients until well combined.
  8. Shape the pork and prawn mixture into balls.
  9. Wash and cut cabbage and carrots.
  10. Slice garlic and ginger.
  11. Switch on the Instant Pot and select “Saute” mode at “More” setting (High heat).
  12. Add cooking oil and sliced garlic.
  13. Stir fry until the garlic slices are lightly browned.
  14. Add ginger slices and stir fry briefly.
  15. Add soaked fish maw, carrots, cabbage core and stir fry for 1 to 2 mins.
  16. Pour in hot pork or chicken broth.
  17. Mix all the ingredients well.
  18. Cover the pot with a glass lid and bring to a boil.
  19. Remove the lid and add the meatballs.
  20. Cover lid back and bring to a boil.
  21. Remove lid and add cabbage leaves.
  22. Boil for about 5 mins.
  23. Add salt and sugar according to taste.
  24. Garnish with coriander leaves, spring onions and fried sliced garlic before serving.
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