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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! 

Your guide to COOLING and WARMING ingredients in Chinese Soups

Your guide to COOLING and WARMING ingredients in Chinese Soups

Your guide to COOLING and WARMING ingredients in Chinese SoupsDid your parents or grandparents ever tell you that you're too "yeet hay" (heaty) and would make you a cooling soup or tea or drink, such as watercress soup or winter melon and then go on to explain that it...

Using Amazing Substitutes for Meats in Vegetarian Chinese Soups

Using Amazing Substitutes for Meats in Vegetarian Chinese Soups

When you want to go meatless, but don't want to trade off flavour!  For more videos, visit us on YouTube.There are so many options when you want to replace meats in Chinese soups!  I try to keep the flavour profile of the soup without compromising it with the...

What’s the Best Chinese Comfort Food?  Hot Homemade Congee!

What’s the Best Chinese Comfort Food? Hot Homemade Congee!

Growing up, I've had many variations of this watery Chinese porridge called "Congee" (aka, the 粥 in Chinese).   And all of them, are memories of home and comfort. I don't know what it is about this dish, but the simplest of ingredients, the white rice (there are also...

A Chinese Delicacy: How to Prepare Dried Fish Maw (or Fish Bladder)

A Chinese Delicacy: How to Prepare Dried Fish Maw (or Fish Bladder)

Have you ever walked by those Chinese herbal or dried food shops and wondered what those fairly large beige bubble things were?  I certainly did growing up and just always found it foreign until I was introduced to it in foods, soups, and stews and told how expensive...

Cooking Chinese Soups With a Thermal Induction Pot

Cooking Chinese Soups With a Thermal Induction Pot

I could not contain my excitement when I got my new Thermal Induction Pot! Check out the video above for the unpack and how to use it.For more videos, visit us on YouTube. What makes this pot so special? Due to its engineered induction design, the pot itself will...

7 Basic Chinese Soup Pantry Ingredients

7 Basic Chinese Soup Pantry Ingredients

What do you do when you move half way across the world?Rebuild my Chinese soup pantry! For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Check out the video for what ingredients I used for my basic Chinese soup pantry ingredients.  I keep these stocked all year round and...

Quick Boil Chinese Soup Tips

Quick Boil Chinese Soup Tips

So I've had various enquiries as to what constitutes a great quick boil and what are some tips I use for quick boils. It started out as a conversation with a colleague who said "I don't have time to make these old fire Chinese soups!", and I thought, well... there is...

Featured on CNN Article “Eat your way around the world”

Featured on CNN Article “Eat your way around the world”

Today, TheChineseSoupLady.com and her @instagram account TheChineseSoupLady was featured on CNN's "Eat your way around the world"! I must say that I am grateful and thrilled! My sister and I have actually been maintaining this site since 2006 since the birth of my...

Zojirushi Mini Thermal Pot (Experiment)

Zojirushi Mini Thermal Pot (Experiment)

A friend informed me of a new mini "food jar" or also known as "Thermal pots" that is very popular in Hong Kong these days. For starters, this jives with me because: I love thermal pots and their heat saving efficiency I love anything that can make soups I love...

Chinese Soups for Spring!

It's almost Spring time! Can't you feel the warm sun on your face? Can't you feel gentle wind without that bitter, cold bite? Spring is a unique season - well, there are only 4 - so that's pretty unique already.  What makes Spring so different is one key thing...

The Art of Drying Tangerines

The Art of Drying Tangerines

Who would have thought that dried Tangerines preserved for over 50 years could cost in the thousands (of Hong Kong dollars)? The dried tangerine peel is a popular Chinese herb and ingredient used in: soups stews desserts (or sweet soups) marinades snacks teas...

Chinese Confinement: The Early Days

    The journey for Chinese Confinement #7 started about 4 days ago. This page is about Chinese Confinement in the early days. True "body-recovering" doesn't actually happen until past days 10-12. That's when you take out the heavy artillery. For now, the...

Chinese Soups for Fall!

    They say that it's dry in the fall. It's only a prelude to how really dry it will can get in the winter, but already your body needs moisturizing and supplements. Soups in this category are meant to: Help transition the body from hot to cool Help provide...

New milestone of 100K pageviews per month!

I just want to happily broadcast that TheChineseSoupLady.com is now enjoying (for the first time) over 100K (yes, one hundred thousand) pageviews per month with October 2011 being the first month and November steadily on target to go beyond that! I've taken a screen...

My Confinement Story

You may have noticed that over the past few months we have been posting many pregnancy and confinement soup recipes to this site.  As this blog closely follows the soups we are making for ourselves and for our families, you've probably already guessed that we have had...

Moroccan Sweet Potato, Carrot and Chickpea Soup

To my readers:  Project Food Blog is a competition hosted by foodbuzz to find the ultimate food blogger.  I am an active participant - here’s my profile and this is my second challenge.  I know that this is not a Chinese soup - but the challenge called for something...

Featured Blog of The Day On Foodista.com on June 9, 2010

TheChineseSoupLady.com is going to be featured as the Blog Of The Day on June 9, 2010 at Foodista.com!  It's a great recognition in the foodie community and it's part of our success to have readers worldwide appreciate and support our foodie cause. So a continued...

Shanghai Talk Magazine Feature

We're being featured in the April 2010 issue of "Shanghai Talk" Magazine in Shanghai!  The magazine is a local magazine that is produced for English readers in Shanghai and we're featured in the HEALTH TALK section.  It's pretty amazing how far reaching a soup...

How to Find Chinese Soups?

There are various resources when it comes to old school Chinese soups.  The most common avenue of research these days for people of our age and upbringing (hello technology) is the internet.  With one click and a few words, you're off in a world of soups. But,...

Winter Ailments and Remedies

The Chinese believe in proactively treating and nourishing the body according to seasonal changes.    Using specific ingredients and creating the right soups can help to counteract any negatives effects the weather may have and prevent ailments from developing.  ...

Pork in Chinese Soups

The Chinese use pork in an amazingly large amount of dishes and soups.  You can explain this from a historical stand-point.  Pork was the most readily available type of meat available and you were lucky at that to have the meat.  So it makes sense that Chinese dishes...

Discovering a World of Soups

As I began to expand my repertoire of soup knowledge, I learned a host of information from multiple sources about the benefits and techniques of making soups.  Even though I am Chinese, the science of Chinese soup is not something you are born with.  On second...

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Sugar Cane and Imperatae Drink

Soup Name: Sugar Cane and Imperatae Drink Traditional Chinese Name: 竹蔗茅根 (zhú zhè máogēn)   For videos, visit us on YouTube. A traditional Chinese drink which helps cool the body and reduce heatiness. It’s natural sweetness is perfect for hot summer days and this...

Your guide to COOLING and WARMING ingredients in Chinese Soups

Your guide to COOLING and WARMING ingredients in Chinese SoupsDid your parents or grandparents ever tell you that you're too "yeet hay" (heaty) and would make you a cooling soup or tea or drink, such as watercress soup or winter melon and then go on to explain that it...

Double-boiled Whole Winter Melon Soup

I’ve always been in awe with the restaurant-styled whole winter melon soups – I mean, how on earth did they do that? They must have some giant double-boiler inside and it always taste so yummy! It’s a true favourite of mine when I go to Chinese restaurants to be able...

The “Do’s” and “Don’t’s” of Chinese Confinement

THE DO's and DON'T's Of Chinese Confinement It all starts with one key principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine:  Re-balance the Yin and Yang in the body. The energy in the body post birth is normally in an increased yin (cooling) state due to the loss of blood and...

Chicken Wintermelon Soup for Summer!

Soup Name:  Chicken Wintermelon Soup for Summer! Traditional Chinese Name:   冬瓜雞湯 (dōng guā jī tāng)  For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Here is a variation on the wintermelon soup using chicken as the protein instead of pork.  It's slightly cooling, helping to...

Fragrant Pork and Cabbage Quick Boil Chinese Soup

Soup Name: Fragrant Pork and Cabbage Quick Boil Chinese SoupFor more videos, visit us on YouTube.No time?  Cost saving?  Want something quick?  I've been making these quick boil Chinese soups for awhile now!  You can still make healthy and delicious soups without that...

Homemade Do-it-yourself Wontons in a “Cheat” Chicken Broth

Did you know that wontons literally means "cloud swallow" in Cantonese?  These little delights are like clouds and bite-sized enough to be swallowed in one gulp! For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Check out the video on how to create awesome wontons at home!   What...

Turkey Chinese Congee (Porridge)

Soup Name: Turkey Chinese Congee Traditional Chinese Name: 火雞粥 (huǒ jī zhōu) Introduction: What to do with a 19 pound turkey for a family of 6? Well, after carving it, you have more meat leftover than carcass and I’ve taken half of the carcass for congee and the other...

A Do-It-Yourself Japanese Shabu Shabu Experience

Check out this 2 part homemade broth and Japanese-styled shabu shabu experience!Serves: Party of 4-6 Prep Time:  30 mins Cook Time:  3 hours and 15 mins Eat Time:  Endless For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Check out the video on how to create an awesome and...

Cooking Chinese Soups With a Thermal Induction Pot

I could not contain my excitement when I got my new Thermal Induction Pot! Check out the video above for the unpack and how to use it.For more videos, visit us on YouTube. What makes this pot so special? Due to its engineered induction design, the pot itself will...

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