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.
Traditional Chinese Name:蘋果玉米雞湯 (píng guǒ yù mǐ jī tāng)
Introduction: This is a family favourite. With apples and corn, the soup is sweet to taste and refreshing. It’s a neutral soup that’s ideal for pregnancy, confinement (with adding dragon’s eyes, Chinese Yams and a slice of ginger) and for children. It can serve as a meal and packed full of vitamins.
Introduction: When I’m feeling a little lazy but still want a warm chinese soup to enjoy with my dinner, I can quickly toss the ingredients of this soup into a pot of water with minimal fuss and, 90 minutes later, have a tasty soup ready to serve! Using chinese mushrooms is an easy way to give a flavour boost to any simple, meat-based broths. As a short cut, buy pre-cut chicken pieces from your local grocery store or butcher and rinse them under cold water before use. Once I have drank the soup, I also enjoy eating the chicken meat dipped it in a little bit of soy sauce.
Very similar to Chicken Herbal Soup, this soup contains some vegetables and fresh Chinese radish and is meant to be warming in the cold winter months. It is excellent for nourishing the lungs and adding moisture to the body when it is particularly dry. An excellent source of carbohydrates, you can add more vegetables as you see fit (mainly carrots, tomatos, celery, or neutral vegetables) to turn this into a hearty chicken broth.
One of the most basic Chinese chicken soups available. It is usually recommended by your Chinese herbalist, with minimalistic herbs and a whole chicken, it’s a wonderfully delicious soup for children and adults. It is actually designed to be the base for confinement soups, but with more herbs and can be double-boiled for extra strength. This soup is ideal for the cool autumn and winter months.