Collagen Beauty Pot
Rich, silky and luscious in flavour! This Collagen Beauty Pot, also known as Bijin Nabe (美人锅) is known for its beauty collagen broth that has great nourishing benefits! Savour the robust broth as it bubbles with a combination of seafood, chicken, mushroom and vegetables! A recipe shared by Annie Mok, who's a home economist and experienced culinary instructor.
Servings Prep Time
4pax 10hours
Cook Time
4hours 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4pax 10hours
Cook Time
4hours 10 minutes
  • 2 pork boneslarge size, rinsed
  • 2 chicken carcassrinsed
  • 20pcs chicken feetrinsed
  • 200g raw peanut
  • 5L water
  • saltto taste (Optional)
Steamboat Ingredients (As desired)
  • 500g prawns
  • 1pkt shitake mushroomFresh
  • 1pkt enoki mushroom
  • 2pkt shimeji mushroom
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 leeklarge size
  • 1 broccolicut out the florets
  • ½ cabbage
  • 2pcs boneless chicken thigh(Slice into small pieces, marinate with 1 dash of pepper, 1 tbsp cooking wine and 1 tbsp concentrated chicken stock)
  • 5 baby corn
Soup Seasoning
  • 1tsp saltas desired
  • 1tsp chicken stock concentrateas desired
  • 1tbsp sesame oilas desired
Step 1: Prepare the peanut
  1. Soak the peanuts overnight (or at least 5 hours) before use. Peel off the peanut skin. Rinse the peanuts until water runs clear.
Step 2: Parboil the meat ingredients
  1. Heat a large pot of water. Add pork bones, chicken carcass and chicken feet. Parboil for 3 to 5 mins. Drain the water and rinse the ingredients under tap water.
Step 3: Cook & store the stock
  1. In a stock pot, add pork bone, chicken carcass, chicken feet and peanuts. Bring it to boil for 10 mins. Reduce the heat and simmer the soup over low heat for 4 hours.
  2. Remove the bones and strain the broth twice to remove impurities. Pour it into heatproof container/bowl, let it cool in room temperature. Remove any layer of fats and store the broth. Estimate amount of stock would be 1.5L to 2L.
  3. Keep the soup in the chiller for up to a week. Alternatively, you may keep it in the freezer, and it will last up to a month.
Step 4: Melt the collagen and have it for steamboat
  1. Scope the collagen jelly and place it in the hotpot. Heat up and the collagen jelly and it will slowly melt into liquid form. Season with some salt, chicken stock concentrate and sesame oil. Add in the ingredients and enjoy!