Maya-Maya and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 whole maya-maya (red snapper), about 12 ounces, cleaned and gutted
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed
  • 1 slice ginger
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • A pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced scallions
  • 1 small carrot, finely sliced
  • 4 - 5 straw mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or corn starch dispersed in 1 tablespoon cooled fish broth
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • A small handful roughly chopped coriander leaves
How to cook Maya-Maya and Vegetable Soup:
  • Make the broth. Place the fish, ginger, onion and garlic in a pot. Cover with water, season with salt and pepper, bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Scoop out the fish, transfer to a plate and cool.Strain the broth into a clean pot. Reserve a small amount for the starch solution.
  • Separate the fish flesh from the bones; discard the bones. Leave the fish flesh in fairly large pieces - if they are any smaller, they are likely to fall apart and become invisible in the soup later.
  • Reheat the broth. Add the scallions, carrot and mushrooms. Boil for about a minute. Disperse the starch in the reserved broth. Pour into the soup. Stir. You’re only thickening the broth slightly so don’t expect the consistency of a sauce. Cook for about 30 seconds then turn off the heat.
  • Add the fish flesh. Stir. Pour in the beaten egg in a thin stream, allow to set for a couple of seconds then stir lightly. Add the chopped coriander leaves and final stir.
  • Serve the Maya-Maya and Vegetable Soup hot with freshly steamed white rice.
Maya-Maya and Vegetable Soup recipe
Maya-Maya and Vegetable Soup recipe


Cooking time: 50 minutes

The Maya-Maya and Vegetable Soup is a very affordable dish. Great tasting food is easy to cook and is also healthy.

This recipe for Maya-Maya and Vegetable Soup serves/makes: 4 servings

The Maya-Maya and Vegetable Soup recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Philippine Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Snapper (more Snapper recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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