What is Chinese ABC Soup? A Guide to Getting Started with Chinese Soups.
New to Chinese Soups? Start here with a Chinese ABC Soup!
Serves: 6 large bowls
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 hours and 30 mins
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I get the question of “How do I start with Chinese Soups?” or “Chinese soups can be awfully complicated.” Well, for someone who is a CBC (Chinese born Canadian), I learned something called the Chinese ABC Soup and as I ventured into the world to explore Chinese soups, I learned that the ABC soup is pretty common, but interpreted differently depending on who I speak with!
Characteristics of Chinese ABC Soup:
- Very common Chinese Soups (most families make them, you can find them in restaurants, or soups of the day)!
- The ingredients are readily available, almost all year round, in any supermarket.
- There’s no special technique or equipment needed to make these. Chop, drop, and boil!
For this video, I’m making my family’s favourite of carrots, corn, and green radish combined with a few simple and common Chinese Pantry ingredients.
You can follow any of these ABC soup combinations to start making Chinese soups! It’s super easy! Enjoy!
Here’s an example of a fancy ABC Chinese Soup, where I used the leftover lobster water I cooked them in as the soup base for this ABC soup.
You can find the full recipe here: ABC Chinese Soup (with Lobster Base)