250g fish fillet (red snapper, garoupa or pomfret)
600g mud crabs, halved
250g deboned chicken fillet, cut into thick slices
500g large prawns, keep shells intact
300g squid, clean and cut into thick round slices
300g cuttlefish, cut into thick slices
200g abalone mushrooms
200g button mushrooms
150g fish balls
150g sotong paste balls
2 pieces soft beancurd, cut into big cubes
1 packet Japanese tofu, slice into thick rounds
200g sea-cucumber, thinly slice
150g spinach (tung woh)
150g Chinese white cabbage (wong nga pak)
150g red carrots, cut into desired shapes
200g glass noodles, soak
200g fresh wantan noodles, scald
1/2 cup chilli garlic sauce
Plain soup stock: Bring water to a rolling boil in a stock pot. Add the chicken carcasses and spring onion, and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Then add seasoning and strain the stock into the steamboat.
Tomyam soup stock: Bring water to a rolling boil in a stock pot. Add chicken carcasses, lemon grass, galangale, cilipadi, coriander roots and tomatoes. Let the soup boil again. Lower the heat and simmer for one and a half to two hours. Then add kafir lime leaves, lime juice, tomyam-flavoured chicken stock and seasoning. Strain stock into steamboat.
Note: If the steamboat comes with dual compartments for soups, you can have both types of soups in the steamboat at the same time. If it comes with only a single section, you can opt to have the plain soup first followed by the tomyam soup later.
Arrange all accompanying ingredients neatly on a platter. To serve, bring the stock to a boil in the steamboat. Add in your desired ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil again.
Dish out in individual soup bowls and serve with the sauce dip. Last to serve will be the glass noodles or the wantan noodles or any fresh yellow noodles.
To prepare the fresh wantan noodles: Scald the noodles in boiling water. Remove, dip into a basin of cold water. Strain and place on a plate. Add a dash of light soy sauce and sesame seed oil.
To prepare the dip sauce: Combine all the dip sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl.