How to Prepare Delicious Papaya and Carp Soup: Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use a non-stick pan for frying the carp?
A: Yes, using a non-stick pan is especially helpful for beginners to prevent the fish from sticking.

Q: Is it necessary to add cooking wine to the soup?
A: A few drops of cooking wine are recommended as they add a unique flavor, resembling a traditional postpartum soup.

Q: How long should I simmer the soup after adding all ingredients?
A: Simmer the soup for 5-10 minutes after adding all ingredients to ensure the flavors meld together well.

Papaya and Carp Soup


  • 1 Carp
  • Appropriate amount of Ginger slices
  • 3 Small green papayas
  • Appropriate amount of Cilantro
  • Appropriate amount of Salt
  • 1 block of Tofu
  • A few drops of Tai Tai Le Cooking Wine
  1. Prepare the ingredients: slice the green papayas (for quicker cooking), ginger, clean the carp, tofu, and cilantro.
  2. Heat oil in a pot until it smokes (using a non-stick pot can prevent the fish from sticking, be cautious).
  3. Fry the carp until golden brown on both sides, adding some ginger slices during the process.
  4. After frying, add boiling water and continue to cook on high heat. Then add papaya slices, tofu, and the remaining ginger slices.
  5. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Add an appropriate amount of salt, cilantro, and a few drops of cooking wine for flavoring. Turn off the heat once done.
  7. The soup should have a milky white color and a sweet, delicious taste, enhanced with a few drops of cooking wine, similar to traditional postpartum soup.
  • Rich in Protein
  • Contains Vitamins from Papaya
  • Beneficial for postpartum recovery
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