This soup originated from Binondo Manila. Also known as pork mami or maki soup, this is a comfort food for many Filipinos.
For the pork mixture:
- ½ kilo lean pork (kasim or pork shoulder will be fine) pound till flat then slice into bite sizes
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 2 drops KNORR Seasoning liquid
- few drops of sesame oil (optional)
- 1 beaten egg plus 2 more beaten eggs to be used later
- 2 Tbsp sweet potato starch
For the broth:
- 6 to 7 cups broth (6 cups water and 2 Tbsp. chicken powder or 1 piece pork/chicken broth cube)
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
For the slurry or thickening agent:
- 4 to 6 Tbsp. sweet potato starch
- 6 Tbsp. water
For the mami:
- mami noodles (egg noodles), dried or fresh
- Combine all the ingredients of the pork mixture; pork slices, soy sauce, garlic, seasoning liquid, sesame oil, 1 beaten egg, sweet potato starch. Mix until all the pork slices are coated with the mixture. Set aside.
- Then in a separate bowl, mix together 6 tablespoons of sweet potato starch and 6 tablespoons of water to make a slurry. You can add more tablespoons of sweet potato starch to make the soup thicker.
- In a medium-size pot, boil the broth mixture (broth and soy sauce) then add the pork slices one by one in the pot. Let the broth boil till the pork cooks. The cooking time won’t take long because the pounded meat is already tenderized and will cook fast.
- While the soup is boiling after the pork is cooked, add the thickening mixture (the slurry) slowly and mix the soup vigorously. Let it boil till it becomes glossy and bubbly.
- Then add salt and pepper to taste and a little bit of sugar, about ¼ teaspoon or more.
- Turn off the heat and while the soup is hot add the beaten egg slowly while whisking the soup.
- To prepare the mami, if you bought dried mami noodles, cook according to the package directions. Usually, you only need to boil it. Fresh mami on the other hand only need to be soaked in boiling water for a few minutes then drain.
- To prepare the maki mi soup, get a medium serving bowl and put some cooked mami. Then pour it with the thick maki soup. Garnish it by sprinkling chopped scallion or green onions. Serve hot and enjoy!