Soup Name: Onion and Corn in Chicken Soup

Chinese Name 洋蔥 玉米湯 (yáng cōng yù mǐ tāng)


This soup creation is courtesy of my mother.  She was here visiting Hong Kong and made this soup for me and it was absolutely delicious!  Who would have thought that onions and corn mixed in the simplest of combination would be so tasty, naturally sweet and easy to drink?  I think it is also the addition of the lily bulbs that created the rich, sweetness of the soup.  I recommend all families try this soup.  It is neutral for all to drink, contains all natural ingredients and is super, duper easy to make!  I also kept this soup over a period of 2 days and found the longer it sat, the sweeter it became – just be sure to boil your soup each time and when not drinking it, boil it and keep it covered as not to let any bacteria in if keeping overnight.

What Ingredients are required?

How do I prepare it?

  1. Start boiling your soup water
  2. Boil another pot of water to blanch the chicken
  3. Prepare chicken and blanch in boiling water
  4. Rinse onions, corn and lily bulb and cut into edible sizes
  5. When soup water boils, add all the ingredients together
  6. Boil on high for 30 minutes and reduce to boil for another 30 minutes
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Any benefits?

  • Neutral soup for all to drink
  • Naturally sweet
  • Great source of antioxidants and source of sulfides which help reduce blood pressure

Any precautions?

  • Lily bulbs will disintegrate over a period of time and melt into the soup, naturally thickening it – take caution with small children when this does happen
  • Otherwise, no known precautions – so enjoy!