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It never fails that if you go to a wet mart in Hong Kong and ask the vegetable vendor or the meat vendor or your neighbouring old granny purchasing her daily produce about what soup to make, you’ll be imparted with a wealth of knowledge that will turn into a 2 hour small group sharing session and walk away with 8 months worth of soups to create! 

How to soothe a cough with this Chinese orange monk fruit herbal tea!

How to soothe a cough with this Chinese orange monk fruit herbal tea!

Tea Name: Chinese orange monk fruit herbal tea Traditional Chinese Name: 止咳茶 (zhǐké chá) – direct translation here is “anti-cough” tea.  There are many teas that have earned the right to this label, so it’s just easier to use it as such instead of labeling all the...

How to make a simple, delicious radish seaweed soup!

How to make a simple, delicious radish seaweed soup!

Soup Name: Radish (Kombu) Seaweed Soup (vegetarian) Chinese Name: 白蘿蔔海藻湯 (bái luóbo hǎi zǎo tāng).  This isn't really a Chinese soup.  It's more a blend of using Japanese and Korean radish and kombu (seaweed) components. Nature: This is a cooling soup.  By design, the...

How to make a vegetable tomato based soup (with macaroni)

How to make a vegetable tomato based soup (with macaroni)

Soup Name: Vegetable Tomato Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 集菜番茄湯 (jí cài fānqié tāng).  This is a very Cantonese label of this soup.  The basic translation of this is just "vegetable tomato soup" and the vegetable translation is often used for simple soup of...

Why foot soaks (foot baths) are good for you?

Why foot soaks (foot baths) are good for you?

Don't know where to start? Don't know why you should start? Here are some answers to get you started from: WHY you should do hot foot soaks WHAT equipment you'll need HOW to do a foot soak The BENEFITs of hot foot soaks TIPs and TRICKs of hot foot soaks This post...

Making Frozen Chinese Soup in Bulk at Home (Saving Time and Effort)!

Making Frozen Chinese Soup in Bulk at Home (Saving Time and Effort)!

One guiding principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the yin yang theory.  In the natural world, there exists a balance between 2 opposing and co-existing forces and yet, they also exist in each other.  Our bodies, minds, and souls are designed the same way in...

Simple Ground Beef Congee for Sick Tummies…

Simple Ground Beef Congee for Sick Tummies…

Soup Name: Simple Ground Beef Congee Traditional Chinese Name: 碎牛肉粥 (suì niú ròu jī zhōu) Taste:  Savory Nature: Slightly warm For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.My youngest, this morning, woke up and told me her stomach wasn't feeling well.  I usually keep...

Warming Sweet Yam with Ginger and Red Dates Dessert Soup

Warming Sweet Yam with Ginger and Red Dates Dessert Soup

Soup Name: Warming Sweet Yam with Ginger and Red Dates Dessert Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 蕃薯糖水 (gān shǔ táng shuǐ) Nature:  Warming Taste: Sweet For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  Tips for an amazing sweet yam and ginger dessert soup:   I...

Cooling and Healing Chinese Herbal Tea for Coughs and Fevers

Cooling and Healing Chinese Herbal Tea for Coughs and Fevers

Soup Name: Cooling and Healing Chinese Herbal Tea for (Dry) Coughs and Fevers Traditional Chinese Name: 止咳茶 (zhǐké chá) – direct translation here is “anti-cough” tea.  There are many teas that have earned the right to this label, so it’s just easier to use it as such...

Beetroot Vegetables in a Chinese Herbal Pork Broth

Beetroot Vegetables in a Chinese Herbal Pork Broth

Soup Name: Beetroot Vegetables in a Chinese Herbal Pork Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 紅菜頭集菜湯 (hóng cài tóu jí cài tāng) Nature:  Neutral in nature Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  Beetroots turn the soup into this amazing...

What’s the best way to blanch meats for Chinese Soups?

What’s the best way to blanch meats for Chinese Soups?

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO BLANCH MEATS FOR CHINESE SOUPS?(Do you use cold water?  Boiling water?  With ginger?  With instant coffee?  With salt?  What's the best way for flavour and taste experience?)One guiding principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the yin yang...

Hong Kong Styled Russian Borscht Soup

Hong Kong Styled Russian Borscht Soup

Soup Name: Hong Kong Styled Russian Borscht (with oxtail) Traditional Chinese Name: 羅宋湯 (luó sòng tāng) Nature:  Warming Taste: Savory, sweet, and slightly sour For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  Did you know the secret ingredient to an HK-styled...

Healing Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup with Fish Maw

Healing Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup with Fish Maw

Soup Name: Healing Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup with Fish Maw Traditional Chinese Name: 花膠雞湯 (huā jiāo jī tāng) Nature:  Warming Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  The star of this soup is FISH MAW.  This takes collagen to the...

Delicious One Pot Vegetable Vermicelli Soup for Dinner

Delicious One Pot Vegetable Vermicelli Soup for Dinner

Soup Name: Delicious One Pot Vegetable Vermicelli Soup for Dinner.  Literal translation from Chinese is "Mixed vegetables vermicelli pot soup". Traditional Chinese Name: 雜菜粉絲鍋湯 (zá cài fěnsī guō tāng) Nature:  Neutral Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you...

ABC Soup in a Collagen Rich Salmon Head and Chicken Feet Broth

ABC Soup in a Collagen Rich Salmon Head and Chicken Feet Broth

Soup Name: ABC Chinese Soup in a collagen rich Salmon Broth (with Chicken Feet) Traditional Chinese Name: 雜菜蕃茄三文魚湯 (zá cài fānjiā sānwènyú tāng) Nature:  Slightly cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  Taking collagen to...

Warming Chicken and Coconut Herbal (Healing) Chinese Soup

Warming Chicken and Coconut Herbal (Healing) Chinese Soup

Soup Name: Warming chicken and coconut herbal (and healing) Chinese soup Traditional Chinese Name: 椰子雞湯 (yē zi jī tāng) Nature:  Warming Taste: Slightly sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.Oh!  This soup!  It delivered - and more!! Warm with...

Here are 5 ways to prepare meats for Chinese soups!

Here are 5 ways to prepare meats for Chinese soups!

HERE ARE 5 ways to PREPARE MEATS for CHINESE SOUPS!What's all that "stuff" floating around in my soup? Almost all bones and bone-in meats will have a little something extra extra.One guiding principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the yin yang theory.  In the...

Making Vegan Chinese Soup for Freezing

Making Vegan Chinese Soup for Freezing

Soup Name: Vegan Green Radish Carrots and Corn Chinese Soup for Freezing Traditional Chinese Name: 紅青蘿蔔湯 (hóng qing luóbo tang) Nature:  Cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.This is a series of "MAKING FROZEN CHINESE SOUPS" for...

Homemade do-it-yourself Hot Pot for Dinner!

Homemade do-it-yourself Hot Pot for Dinner!

Soup Name: Homemade do-it-yourself hot pot for dinner!  Tonight, is a tomato soup base. Traditional Chinese Name: 番茄火鍋 (fān qié huǒ guō), aka in Cantonese, DA BEEN LO! Nature:  Warming Taste: Sweet and savory  For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.Here are the...

Did you know rice water is amazing for your skin?

Did you know rice water is amazing for your skin?

Did you know rice water is amazing for your skin? Integrate it into your skincare routine today! Rice is known to be antiaging, anti-inflammatory, whitening, photoprotective, and moisturizing!One guiding principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the yin yang...

Amazing soup making and kitchenware on Temu!  Come unpack with me!

Amazing soup making and kitchenware on Temu! Come unpack with me!

AMAZING SOUP MAKING AND KITCHENWARE FINDS on TEMU!I've recently discovered Temu and the shopping experience is AMAZING!  Their kitchenware, soup making, and cooking equipment is vast, affordable, and some innovation products!  Come explore haul #1 with me.  I've...

Is your fish too fishy for soups? How to use fish in Chinese soups

Is your fish too fishy for soups? How to use fish in Chinese soups

Is your FISH too fishy for your soup?  HERE's How to use Fish in CHINESe SOUPS Thank you for your questions!  These make great topics for me to explore further and share my love of making soups and the best way to do it!  So if you have any comments or questions, or...

Warming Chinese herbal tea for cold days (post run hydration)

Warming Chinese herbal tea for cold days (post run hydration)

Tea Name: Warming red dates, longans, and red and black wolfberries Chinese herbal tea (which I use for post cold day runs).  In fact, I also add this into a thermal flask for the car post colder rides (which is like mid September in Toronto!).  Where's Hong Kong...

Making Chinese Soup in a Rice Cooker!  Trying ABC Chinese Soup!

Making Chinese Soup in a Rice Cooker! Trying ABC Chinese Soup!

Tea Name: ABC Chinese Soup (in a Rice Cooker!) Traditional Chinese Name: ABC湯 (ABC tāng).  The easiest name in the Cantonese repertoire for ABC vegetable soup is 雜菜湯 (zá cài tāng), which literally translates to mixed vegetable soup. Nature:  Neutral Taste: Sweet For...

Chinese Herbal Tea Ideas for Traveling!

Chinese Herbal Tea Ideas for Traveling!

Chinese Herbal Tea ideas for Traveling(A TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE)When we think Traditional Chinese medicine or herbal teas, we think of something that's hard to make, difficult to drink, and full of unknown ingredients.  However, there also exists is...

Fragrant Vegetables in Salmon Soup

Fragrant Vegetables in Salmon Soup

Soup Name: Fragrant vegetables in salmon soup (Cantonese-styled) Traditional Chinese Name: 雜菜蕃茄三文魚湯 (zá cài fānjiā sānwènyú tāng) Nature:  Slightly cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.Tomatoes in a fragrant fish broth is a...

A Chinese Herbal Tea to Nourish, Heal, and Strengthen the Lungs

A Chinese Herbal Tea to Nourish, Heal, and Strengthen the Lungs

Tea Name: Nourishing, Healing, and Strengthening Chinese Herbal tea for the lungs (and cooling) Traditional Chinese Name: 羅漢果雪梨茶 (luó hàn guǒ xuě lí chá) Nature:  Cooling Taste: Sweet and sour (You can read this article on the impact on your body of different food...

Cooling Snow Pears and Apples in a Chrysanthemum Tea

Cooling Snow Pears and Apples in a Chrysanthemum Tea

Tea Name: Cooling Snow Pears and Apples in a Chrysanthemum Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 雪梨蘋果菊花清熱茶 (xuě lí píng guǒ jú huā qīng rè chá)  Nature:  Cooling Taste: Sweet and sour (You can read this article on the impact on your body of different food tastes!) For more...

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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)

Soup Name: Cantonese-styled Tomato Fish Soup (with vegetables) Traditional Chinese Name: 番茄魚湯 (fān qié yú tāng). The literal translation of this is Tomato Fish Soup. However, this is such a generic name for the soup base (consisting usually of fish and tomatoes), but...

How to make vegetarian green and white radish carrot Chinese herbal soup packs

Tea Name: Vegetarian Green and White Radish and Carrots Chinese Herbal Soup Packs Traditional Chinese Name: 紅青蘿蔔湯 (hóng qing luóbo tang). Literal translation is "red pale radish soup".  The red means the carrots (usually), the pale means the green radish (usually),...

Strengthen spleen and remove dampness with this warming Chinese herbal tea

Tea Name: Spleen strengthening damp removing herbal tea Traditional Chinese Name: 健脾祛濕茶 (jiàn pí qū shī chá) – direct translation here is “spleen strength remove damp” tea.  This is also quite a generic name in terms of the function of the tea rather than the...

How to make fragrant salted egg soup base with vermicelli, tofu, and napa cabbage

Soup Name: Fragrant salted egg soup base with vermicelli and napa cabbage (optional vegetarian-styled) Traditional Chinese Name: 鹹蛋集菜湯 (xián dàn jí cài tāng) – direct translation here is "salty egg vegetable soup". Nature:  Neutral Taste: Salty and sweet (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)

Soup Name: Cantonese-styled Tomato Fish Soup (with vegetables) Traditional Chinese Name: 番茄魚湯 (fān qié yú tāng). The literal translation of this is Tomato Fish Soup. However, this is such a generic name for the soup base (consisting usually of fish and tomatoes), but...

How to make vegetarian green and white radish carrot Chinese herbal soup packs

Tea Name: Vegetarian Green and White Radish and Carrots Chinese Herbal Soup Packs Traditional Chinese Name: 紅青蘿蔔湯 (hóng qing luóbo tang). Literal translation is "red pale radish soup".  The red means the carrots (usually), the pale means the green radish (usually),...

Strengthen spleen and remove dampness with this warming Chinese herbal tea

Tea Name: Spleen strengthening damp removing herbal tea Traditional Chinese Name: 健脾祛濕茶 (jiàn pí qū shī chá) – direct translation here is “spleen strength remove damp” tea.  This is also quite a generic name in terms of the function of the tea rather than the...

How to make fragrant salted egg soup base with vermicelli, tofu, and napa cabbage

Soup Name: Fragrant salted egg soup base with vermicelli and napa cabbage (optional vegetarian-styled) Traditional Chinese Name: 鹹蛋集菜湯 (xián dàn jí cài tāng) – direct translation here is "salty egg vegetable soup". Nature:  Neutral Taste: Salty and sweet (You can read...

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