Soups

Watercress & Honey Dates with Pork Ribs Soup

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 […]

Pears Steamed with Cinnamon & Cloves

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 […]

Winter Melon Soup with Bean Curd & Chinese Mushroom

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 […]

Hairy Gourd with Dried Scallop Soup

 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.

Black Beans with Pork Ribs Soup

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 […]

Three Colours Double-Stewed Soup

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 […]

Lotus Root with Lotus Seeds and Red Dates Soup

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 […]

Lotus Root with Old Cucumber Soup

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.