SIGNATURE STEWED CHICKEN SOUP WITH PIG’S ORGAN
After working at an eatery for about a year, Ang opened Canton Recipe House in 2011. He credits part of his current fame to his signature soups. “The pig stomach chicken soup is another one of my signature dishes. This was adapted from a poster of pig stomach soup that I saw in Hong Kong. It was served in a claypot, with all the ingredients separate. I thought, ‘oh this is nothing special’. Then, an idea struck me: why not stuff an entire chicken into a pig’s stomach to double boil? So I started experimenting and finally found success with it.”
“This dish started out as a special at Canton Recipe House seven years ago. Back then, I served it to my
VIPs and regular customers who really liked it. So I have decided to officially put it on the menu here. But this dish requires an advance order, as the soup needs to be cooked for at least 24 hours,” he adds. The soup is thick from the long hours of cooking but the chicken remains juicy and tasty.
Canton Recipe House unfortunately didn’t last long. A few years in, Ang got diagnosed with kidney cancer, which is thankfully now in remission. That forced him to take a break and focus on healing. Still, the chef couldn’t stay out of the kitchen for long and in 2015, he opened Chef Kang’s Private Kitchen.