A classic Chinese soup, watercress and honey dates with pork ribs soup, is a mildly sweet, yet savoury, flavourful, full-bodied and nutritious soup that’s generously packed with tender, meaty pork ribs and ladles full of softened, crunchy watercress. I’m updating this post on a classic Chinese soup, watercress and honey dates […]
A Chinese soup best enjoyed as a naturally sweet, hearty and comforting stew of tender pork ribs with water chestnuts, carrots, dried figs and red dates in a rich broth. You know how when you buy a bunch of water chestnuts, you probably have more than enough to make that […]
A traditional Chinese dessert of glutinous rice balls (tang yuan) filled with sweet black sesame paste in a fragrant sweet osmanthus and ginger soup. This is a very much loved Chinese dessert that I could never have too much of, or too often. If I could trot everyday to my […]
An incredibly refreshing and soothing Chinese dessert prepared with freshly cut Asian pears, cinnamon and cloves. This light fruit dessert can be enjoyed as a ‘cooling’ tonic on hot days, or as a ‘warming’ soup during winter. A tonifying dessert is way overdue for me! I’ve been rather over-indulgent lately […]
Nourish your body with a nutritious and healthy winter melon soup. This easy to prepare Chinese soup combines winter melon with tofu, Chinese mushrooms, and bean curd sticks. Every once in a while, I like to try variations of popular soup ingredients, as great flavours and textures can evolve from […]
Enjoy a simple Chinese soup of hairy gourd with dried scallop, stewed in chicken or pork broth with sweet Chinese red dates. If you love classic Chinese soups stewed with old cucumber or winter melon, you are likely to add hairy gourd to your list of favourite soups.
Make an easy, hearty serving of black beans with pork ribs soup, considered to be highly nutritious. This soup is considered to have ‘warming’ properties in Chinese food therapy, and is loaded with nutrients. This black beans with pork ribs soup has such an earthy, full-bodied taste from just a few […]
A Chinese classic, three colours soup is prepared with white radishes, green radishes and carrots. Here’s a follow-up to an earlier post on the recipe for Tri-Coloured Carrot soup. I finally got around to stocking some lovely green radishes. Having both green as well as white radishes, a bagful of sweet […]
When it comes to stewing Chinese soups, using fresh and good quality ingredients not only yield far better flavours, but are also nutritionally superior in providing carbohydrates, fibre, phytonutrients, essential minerals and vitamins. This is particularly important when preparing soups with just two to three key ingredients as the quality of […]
I find every opportunity I can to prepare Chinese tonic soups with Daikon radish as one of the main ingredients because of its many wonderful health and medicinal properties.
If you like lotus root as well as old cucumber, there’s certainly no reason why you can’t enjoy both in the same soup! I picked out this recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks on double-stewed Chinese soups.
The humble and plain-looking daikon or white radish gives little by way of appearance, but it is loaded with nutrients and is well known for its medicinal properties.