THE CHINESE SOUP LADIES

About Us

WHO WE ARE

Being 湯 (tong; aka soup)

TheChineseSoupLady.com is a family project between sisters surnamed “Tong” (Lisa & Tracy [special shout out to our baby sister, Carol, who is our test subject).  The word Tong (湯) literally translates to the word “soup” in Cantonese.   In Hong Kong, people call us  湯 小 妹 which literally translates to “Soup Lady”.

When we were younger and trying to determine which utensils to lay out on the dinner table, we would ask our parents “Is there a soup for tonight?” and our  parents would always say, “We are all soups!”

And more often than not, dinner did include a brothy, rich, nutritious and delicious Chinese-style soup along with our dinner every night.   Our parents would make sure that the soup they created suited our current needs based on the weather (winter / summer), our state of health, and also to balance the meal in terms of flavour and heatiness.

So it’s not surprising that as we grew up, moved out of our home, and were left to fend and cook for ourselves that we became interested in learning more about Chinese soups, what they were good for, and how to make them ourselves.

Our soups are all natural and healthy.  We strive for ingredients from its purest form and with some time and patience, you’ve got yourselves a homemade, ready-to-serve soup.

This blog is to share our learning journey with you.

Enjoy!

Please note that all ingredients and soups are photographed by yours truly.  We also make all the soups ourselves and prep all the ingredients needed for the soups.  While we do use various references for the recipes, everything shown and explained here is done with our genuine tender loving care!

Kindly refer to our full list of disclaimers here.

 

Is there soup for dinner tonight?

YES!

We are all soups!

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How to make a Spring Lotus Root and Sweet Corn with Carrots Chinese Herbal Soup (for Dispelling Dampness and Heat)

Soup Name: Spring Lotus Root and Sweet Corn with Carrots Chinese Herbal Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 蓮藕豬骨湯 (lián’ǒu zhū gǔ tāng). The direct translation is "Lotus Root Pork Bones Soup".  This is also a very generic name for this type of soup and you can add carrots...

How to Make a Warming Healing Mandarin Chinese Herbal Tea

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How to make an Apple Cinnamon Chinese Herbal tea for Eliminating Damp-Wind and Damp-Heat

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Soup Name: Spring bitter melon Chinese herbal soup to eliminate damp-heat Traditional Chinese Name: 苦瓜祛濕豬骨湯 (Kǔ guā qū shī zhū gǔ tāng). This is directly translated as "bitter melon dispel damp pork bones soup".  As most soup names in Chinese are quite generic, this...

5 Different Pots and Equipment Used For Making Chinese Soups

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How to Make a Warming Healing Mandarin Chinese Herbal Tea

Tea Name: Warming Healing Mandarin Chinese Herbal Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 保暖茶 (bǎo nuǎn chá) – direct translation here is “keep warm tea”. This is a very generic name for teas that keep you warm. Nature:  Warming Taste: Sweet and slightly bitter (You can read...

How to make an Apple Cinnamon Chinese Herbal tea for Eliminating Damp-Wind and Damp-Heat

Tea Name: Apple Cinnamon Chinese Herbal Tea for Eliminating Damp-Wind and Damp-Heat Traditional Chinese Name: 蘋果祛濕茶 (píng guǒ qū shī chá) – direct translation here is “apple remove damp” tea. There are many damp removal Chinese herbal teas and this one blends flavours...

How to make a delicious Cantonese-styled Tomato Fish Soup (with vegetables)

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