Sunday, December 27, 2009

Raw Papaya Soup

There are 2 papaya trees growing at my parents in law’s back yard. It is harvesting time right now. I'm thinking of a recipe for the raw papayas..... use it for soup boiling seems to be a good idea. The nutritional highlight of papaya is the enzyme called papain. Papain is an excellent aid for digestive system.

Boiling the raw papaya soup is similar like boiling winter melon soup. The raw papaya which is originally hard will turn soft like cooked winter melon, but it is much sweeter than the winter melon.

Anyone have other papaya recipe to share?


Half of medium size papaya, skinned, seeded and cut into bite size
2 chicken bone
2 slices of ginger
1.5 liter of water


1 flat tbsp of white pepper, smashed
Sea salt to taste


1. Bring the water to a boil. Add pepper, ginger, chicken bone and leave it simmering under low heat for about an hour.

2. Add the papaya cubes and simmering under low heat for the last 30 minutes. Add salt to taste.

3. Skim off the scum from the surface and serve hot.


cariso said...

Is this soup really useful in 'fung hung'? :)

tracieMoo said...

I've heard of this alot of times. Have yet to try them myself. It looks really good though. I haven't done anything with papayas. They're usually scooped right into my mouth :D

George Gaston said...

What a delicious light soup after eating these holiday big meals. I bet this soup would go great with turkey sandwich.

Happy New Year!

tigerfish said...

I also do papaya and chicken soup!
I think the Thai papaya salad is made using raw papaya?

Little Inbox said...

cariso, hehe, I guess so. :)

tracieMoo, of course the ripe one taste good too.

George Gaston, yeap something light after the big feast.

tigerfish, yes. I've promised my mom to bring home some for her to make kerabu papaya. :)

noobcook said...

I love fruits in soups. I use green papaya to boil them in soup. I like your version too, your papaya must be so fresh when it's newly picked. Happy Holidays!

foongpc said...

Wow! This soup looks so appetizing! I think I will love it!

Little Inbox said...

Noobcook, is green papaya the different species? Yea, my raw papaya is very fresh.
Happy New Year to you!

foongpc, give it a try and see if you love it?

xin said...

i have another recipe for raw papaya!

my mom will slice the raw papaya into thin slices, then stir fry them with anchovies. but the anchovies will be fried before hand and only add in last and served with the papaya to make sure that they are still crispy. i love the dish :D

Little Inbox said...

Xin, thanks for the recipe. The other day my mom stir fry it with dried shrimps, it taste good too. :)

ann low said...

Hello dear,
Happy New year and wishing you & your family all the best for the coming year.

Little Inbox said...

Thanks Anncoo, same to you and your family! :)

Penang Tua Pui said...

fung hung? aiks... cariso.. what is that?

thanks for the sharing.. i got few papaya tree at my place too...

hmm... is time to get them COOKED

noobcook said...

yes, I think the green papaya I used is a different species (not unripe papaya) coz it's sweet!

Little Inbox said...

Penang Tua Pui, then try it out fast! :) But Fung hung for ladies, not for guys, hehehe...

noobcook, the unripe papaya is sweet too.


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