VEGETARIAN SOUPS

These meatless delights are often found in the form of Chinese herbal teas, which can range from savory to sweet and from hot to cold.  There are so many ingredients available in the Chinese soup repetoire for vegetarian soups such as both fresh and dried versions of roots, fruits, vegetables, and legumes!  Explore them below to find your delight!

Sugar Cane and Imperatae Drink

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...

Vegetarian Lotus Root with Chestnuts and Carrots Chinese Soup

Vegetarian Lotus Root with Chestnuts and Carrots Chinese Soup

Soup Name: Vegetarian Lotus Root with Chestnuts and Carrots Chinese Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 蓮藕栗子素湯 (Lián'ǒu lìzǐ sù tāng)  This is a great, earthy, slightly nutty light soup great for the whole family and vegetarian friendly! I'm using dried mushrooms to...

Red Dates Longan Chinese Herbal Tea

Red Dates Longan Chinese Herbal Tea

The easiest of #teas to make at home to help promote blood flow, strengthen the #heart, and promote sleep. This #Chinese #herbal tea is best drank before bedtime, after #dinner. I simply used 6 dried #longans, 2 dried red #dates, and a handful of dried #wolfberries....

Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs)

Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs)

Soup Name:  Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs) Traditional Chinese Name:   蘋果止咳茶 (píng guǒ zhǐ ké chá)  For more videos, visit us on YouTube.When a virus, cold, or flu has you down, my go to hot drink is usually a Chinese Herbal tea that addresses my illness. ...

Cough Reduction Tea (From Colds)

Cough Reduction Tea (From Colds)

Soup Name:  Cough Reduction Team (From Colds) Traditional Chinese Name:   止咳茶 (zhǐ ké chá)  It started with a cold.  My whole family had it, being passed from one person to the other.  My symptoms were light though, feeling primarily fatigue throughout a two week...

Quick Boil Pumpkin and Corn Vegetarian Soup

Quick Boil Pumpkin and Corn Vegetarian Soup

Soup Name: Quick Boil Pumpkin and Corn Vegetarian Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 簡單菜湯 (Jiǎn dān cài tāng)What started as a simple vegetable soup, turned into an interesting mix of hot and cold vegetables because I could! The children had the soup warm, served with...

Snow Pear and Dragon’s Eye Sweet Dessert Soup

Snow Pear and Dragon’s Eye Sweet Dessert Soup

Soup Name: Snow Pear and Dragon's Eye Sweet Dessert SoupOne day, in the thick of a winter evening, when all the children lay sleeping, I suddenly had this urge for something sweet, crunchy and hot.  No panic.  Taking a peek in the fridge, I found one giant snow pear...

Chilled Coconut Milk with Tapioca Pearls and Fresh Fruit

Chilled Coconut Milk with Tapioca Pearls and Fresh Fruit

Soup Name: Chilled Coconut Milk with Tapioca Pearls and Fresh Fruit Traditional Chinese Name: 椰汁西米露 (Yē zhī xī mǐ lù)  I had a craving for a cold, sweet, coconut milk flavoured dessert and the only thing that came to mind was this commonly available dessert in...

Simple Vegetable Soup for Children

Simple Vegetable Soup for Children

Soup Name: Simple Vegetable Soup for Children Traditional Chinese Name: 簡單菜湯 (Jiǎn dān cài tāng)  At the last minute, I needed to stay home and make dinner - so while scrounging through my staple supplies of groceries, I found 3 simple ingredients to whip up a...

Tri-coloured Pepper Vegetarian Soup

Soup Name: Tri-coloured Pepper Vegetarian Soup Traditional Chinese Name:  三色椒素湯 (sān sè jiāo sù tāng) Introduction: I was inspired to make this soup from my mother-in-law, who used the tri-coloured peppers with pork in one of her soups. You don't immediately associate...

Tofu and Mushrooms Miso Soup

Soup Name: Tofu and Mushrooms Miso Soup Traditional Chinese Name:  豆腐蘑菇味噌湯 (dòu fu mó gu wèi zēng tāng) Tofu and Mushrooms Miso Soup Recipe Type: Soup Cuisine: Japanese Author: LadyTong Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 4 A variation on...

Arrowroot and Water Chestnuts Vegetarian Soup

Arrowroot and Water Chestnuts Vegetarian Soup

Soup Name: Arrowroot and Water Chestnuts Vegetarian Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 馬蹄粉葛湯 (mǎtí fěn gé tāng)  This soup is great for heated bodies and sore throats. It is mildly cooling, but extremely soothing with it’s sweet taste and smoothness. Since it’s meat...

Vegetarian Snow Pear and Corn Soup

Vegetarian Snow Pear and Corn Soup

Soup Name: Vegetarian Snow Pear and Corn Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 雪梨玉米湯 (xuě lí yù mǐ tāng)   For videos, visit us on YouTube. This simple, clean and very sweet soup is great for people with sore throats or heaty bodies. You can actually drink it cold or...

Ladies’ Monthly Tea

Soup Name: Ladies' Monthly Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 女性恩物湯 (nǚ xìng ēn wù tāng) Introduction: My herbalist recommended this "special ladies' drink" or tea because I complained about an irregular period and serious cramps (almost death like).  He's suggested to...

Vegetarian Vegetable Broth

Soup Name: Vegetarian Vegetable Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 蔬菜湯 (shūcài tāng) Introduction: This is basically vegetables and water, but to think that a combination of the right vegetables can be so tasty!  You really don't need to add any additives such as salt,...

Ginseng Fruit and Gobo in Vegetable Soup

Soup Name: Ginseng Fruit and Gobo in Vegetable Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 牛蒡人参果湯 (niúbàng rénshēn guǒ tāng) Introduction: A very clear and deep sweet soup that is extremely flavorful and rich in Vitamins.  Both the ginseng fruit and the gobo root give this soup...

Chayotes, Chestnuts and Longan Vegetable Soup

Soup Name: Chayotes, Chestnuts and Longan Vegetable Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 合掌瓜栗子素湯 (hup jeung gwa lì zi sù tāng) Introduction: This naturally sweet soup is rich in flavors and oil free.  It's a refreshing soup to drink in the summer and can be served chilled...

Vegetarian Pumpkin and Bean Soup

Soup Name: Vegetarian Pumpkin and Bean Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 七色素湯 (Qīsè sù tāng) Introduction: A bean-filled vegetarian soup that packs a punch in proteins.  With seven different types of "beans", it is a hearty meal that is easy to make and light to drink. ...

Hot and Sour Soup

Soup Name: Hot and Sour Soup Chinese Name: 酸辣湯 (suān là tāng) Introduction: This American-style Chinese hot and sour soup is a very popular thick soup that contains strong flavors not typically found in traditional Chinese soups (namely spicy and sour flavors).   It...

(Confinement) Black Bean, Rice and Ginger Water

Soup Name: (Confinement) Black Bean, Rice and Ginger Water - sometimes called Teas Traditional Chinese Name: 黑豆姜水 (Hēi dòu jiāng shuǐ) Introduction: This is a traditional confinement drink that is said to help reduce "wind" in the body and "warm" it up to help with...

Chinese Pumpkin with Sweet Potato and Tomato Soup

Soup Name: Chinese pumpkin with sweet potato and tomato soup Traditional Chinese Name: 三甘湯 (sān gān tāng) Introduction: The name is quite interesting because I learned about this soup from my vegetable vendor in the wet mart in Hong Kong.  The 3 (三 - sān) implies 3...

Cooling Flower Tea (Chrysanthemums)

Soup Name: Cooling Flower Tea (Chrysanthemums) Traditional Chinese Name: 金銀菊花降暑茶 (Jīnyín júhuā jiàng shǔ chá) Introduction: An extremely cooling drink that is ideal in the hot summer, for cooling the body, clearing heatiness and detoxifying the body.  It is usually...

Spica Prunellae Healing Drink

Soup Name: Spica Prunellae Healing Drink Traditional Chinese Name: 夏枯草涼茶 (xià kūcǎo liáng chá) Introduction: An extremely cooling drink that is ideal in the hot summer, for cooling the body, clearing heatiness and helping conditions such as acne, eye infections, and...

Mustard Greens with Salty Egg Soup

Soup Name: Mustard Greens with Salty Egg Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 芥菜鹹蛋湯 (jiècài xián dàn tāng)   For videos, visit us on YouTube. A quick boil soup that is easy to make while stimulating the senses.  The salted egg really brings lots of flavor to this...

Papaya and Snow Fungus Chinese Dessert

Papaya and Snow Fungus Chinese Dessert

Soup Name: Papaya and Snow Fungus Chinese Dessert (or sweet soup) Traditional Chinese Name: 木瓜雪耳糖水 (mù gua xuě ěr táng shuǐ)A traditional Chinese sweet soup (or sweet dessert) that is restores and cleans your body from impurities.  It is said to be great for balancing...

Baby Corn and Winter Melon Drink

Soup Name: Baby Corn and Winter Melon Drink Traditional Chinese Name: 玉米筍糖冬瓜水 (yù mǐ sǔn táng dōng guā shuǐ) Introduction: An easy to make sweet drink that can be served both hot and cold.  Tasting mildly of corn and winter melon, it's a great drink for hot summer...

Chrysanthemum Drink

Soup Name:  Chrysanthemum Drink or Chrysanthemum Tea Drink Traditional Chinese Name:菊花茶 (jú huā chá) or 菊花水 (jú huā shuǐ)   Introduction: Chrysanthemum is a classic Chinese flower that is used in teas, drinks and desserts.  It's easy to make yourself and is a can be a...

Dried Beancurd and Ginkgo Nuts Dessert

Soup Name:  Dried Beancurd and Ginkgo Nuts Dessert   Traditional Chinese Name: 白果腐竹糖水 (bái guǒ fǔ zhú táng shuǐ)   Introduction: This is a great hot "sweet", otherwise known as a dessert that is said to help with the complexion and smoothness of your skin.  I...

Vegetarian Arrowroot and Corn Soup

  Soup Name:  Vegetarian Arrowroot and Corn Soup   Traditional Chinese Name: 粉葛玉米清湯 (fěn gé yù mǐ qīng tāng)   Introduction: A simple vegetarian soup that is designed to be cleaning, freshing, mildly sweet and easy to make.  It's actually designed for feverish...

Vegetarian Watercress Soup

Soup Name: Vegetarian Watercress Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 西洋菜栗子湯 (xī yáng cài lì zi tāng) Introduction: This savory soup is sweet in taste and healthy to eat.  It's rich in vitamins and fiber and is meant to "cool" your body - especially in the summer months. ...

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