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Fish Maw & Pork Ball Collagen Soup

Fish Maw Collagen Soup Recipe

As a short-cut, I bought pure chicken collagen stock from The Soup Spoon and pork balls from Don Don Donki. You can substitute with any soup stock and meat balls. Threadfin fish maw is used as it cooks quickly, compared to other varieties of fish maw.


  • 50g threadfin fish maw
  • 1 litre pure chicken collagen stock (or any soup stock)
  • 200g pork (or chicken) balls
  • 1 tbsp wolfberries soaked in water until puffy, drained
  • coral lettuce leaves (生菜)
  • chopped spring onions to garnish


  1. Prepare fish maw. Place fish maw in a large bowl or wok. Pour boiling water over the fish maw. Soak until softened, about 20 minutes. When the fish maw is cooled, squeeze out excess water and cut to uniform, bite-sized pieces.
  2. Make the soup. Add chicken collagen stock to a large soup pot. Bring to a boil. Add prepared fish maw and pork balls. Cover with lid and simmer for 5 minutes or until fish maw is cooked. Turn off the stove and stir in the wolfberries immediately.
  3. To serve, ladle the soup to serving bowls. Garnish with lettuce leaves and spring onions.
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4 comments on “Fish Maw & Pork Ball Collagen Soup”

  1. I can’t even remember when I last had some fish maws! This looks absolutely mouthwatering.

  2. So lucky, no need to cook. :p I had to cook (but just all the regular stuff, nothing fancy cos we don’t celebrate CNY over here as it is not a holiday). Like Angie, I also can’t remember when was the last time I had fish maws.

  3. Where can I get chicken collagen stock?
    Which brand of fish maw did you use?

    • Chicken collagen stock is from The Soup Spoon, but only sold during CNY. You can replace with any soup stock. Threadfin fish maw at Fuhua, $10.80 (I use the whole packet in this recipe).

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