Lala soup
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Simple Lala Soup in Anchovies Stock – Recipe

Lala in anchovies soup, with a hint of spiciness from chili padi. Homey dish for a cool or rainy dinner.

It is easy to prepare by just putting the ingredients into the pot and bring it to a boil.

A simple dish for seafood lovers.

Modified this menu after referring to the ThoKohMakan. 🙂

Lala Soup
Lala Soup

Lala Soup 上汤拉拉

Lala in anchovies stock with a hint of spiciness
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 1 kg Lala Clean it by soaking in slightly salted water
  • 1 tbsp Anchovies powder / anchovies Prefer to use boiled anchovies stock
  • 0.5 liter Water Reduce the amount if not using anchovies stock as the soup base as the soup will be bland
  • 4 cloves Garlic Finely cut it
  • 1 tbsp Wine Can be rice wine, Hua Diao, etc.
  • 3 slices Ginger Cut in thin slices
  • 3 pieces Chili Depending on the preferred spiciness
  • 1/2 cup Coriander and spring onion For garnishing
  • 1 tsp Salt and pepper To adjust according to the taste
  • 1 tsp Oil To saute the garlic and ginger


  • Prepare anchovies stock by boiling anchovies in water for at least 15 minutes. Use anchovies powder as alternative. Keep the stock in separate bowl/ pot
  • Saute garlic, ginger and red chili with oil to bring out the taste
  • Add lala and follow by the soup base
  • Bring the soup to boil and put in the wine. Optional to add salt and pepper according to taste
  • Serve the lala soup in bowl and garnish with coriander / spring onion
Keyword easy, less than 10 ingredients

Video Guide

The Lala Soup

Lala Soup
Lala soup

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