WINTER CHINESE SOUPS

Winter Chinese soups are designed to be consumed in the dry and cold winter months where the body needs replenishment of moisture and warmth. 

These tend to use warmer meats, such as chicken and even the technique of double-boiling really helps hold all that moisture in.  

Warming Sweet Yam with Ginger and Red Dates Dessert Soup

Warming Sweet Yam with Ginger and Red Dates Dessert Soup

Soup Name: Warming Sweet Yam with Ginger and Red Dates Dessert Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 蕃薯糖水 (gān shǔ táng shuǐ) Nature:  Warming Taste: Sweet For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  Tips for an amazing sweet yam and ginger dessert soup:   I...

Hong Kong Styled Russian Borscht Soup

Hong Kong Styled Russian Borscht Soup

Soup Name: Hong Kong Styled Russian Borscht (with oxtail) Traditional Chinese Name: 羅宋湯 (luó sòng tāng) Nature:  Warming Taste: Savory, sweet, and slightly sour For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  Did you know the secret ingredient to an HK-styled...

Healing Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup with Fish Maw

Healing Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup with Fish Maw

Soup Name: Healing Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup with Fish Maw Traditional Chinese Name: 花膠雞湯 (huā jiāo jī tāng) Nature:  Warming Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  The star of this soup is FISH MAW.  This takes collagen to the...

Warming Chicken and Coconut Herbal (Healing) Chinese Soup

Warming Chicken and Coconut Herbal (Healing) Chinese Soup

Soup Name: Warming chicken and coconut herbal (and healing) Chinese soup Traditional Chinese Name: 椰子雞湯 (yē zi jī tāng) Nature:  Warming Taste: Slightly sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.Oh!  This soup!  It delivered - and more!! Warm with...

Warming Chinese herbal tea for cold days (post run hydration)

Warming Chinese herbal tea for cold days (post run hydration)

Tea Name: Warming red dates, longans, and red and black wolfberries Chinese herbal tea (which I use for post cold day runs).  In fact, I also add this into a thermal flask for the car post colder rides (which is like mid September in Toronto!).  Where's Hong Kong...

Papaya and Snow Fungus in a Pork Herbal Soup

Papaya and Snow Fungus in a Pork Herbal Soup

Tea Name: Papaya and Snow Fungus in a Pork Herbal Soup Chinese Name:  木瓜雪耳豬骨湯 (mù gua xuě ěr zhū gǔ tāng) Nature:  Warm and ideal for moisturizing the body and lungs, supporting digestion and soothing the stomach. Taste:  Sweet For more videos, you can follow us on...

Korean dashi soup (base) for making any soups!

Korean dashi soup (base) for making any soups!

Tea Name: Korean dashi soup (base)  Nature:  Cool Taste:  Sweet, Salty For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.I learned this from a Korean Auntie that I have in Toronto, which has a huge and beautiful Korean community in the area I live in.  And even if you go...

Healing Chinese Herbal Soup

Healing Chinese Herbal Soup

Soup Name: Healing Chinese Herbal Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 北芪黨參消腫養陰湯 (běi qí dǎngshēn xiāo zhǒng yǎng yīn tāng) For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.This soup is perfect for anyone who wants to replenish and strengthen blood and qi, has poor...

ABC Chinese Soup (with a Fancy Lobster Soup Base)

ABC Chinese Soup (with a Fancy Lobster Soup Base)

Soup Name: ABC Chinese Soup (using a Lobster Base Soup) Traditional Chinese Name: ABC湯 (ABC tāng).  The easiest name in the Cantonese repertoire for ABC vegetable soup is 雜菜湯 (zá cài tāng), which literally translates to mixed vegetable soup. This soup is warming in...

Ginger, Red Roses, and Red Dates Tea with Honey

Ginger, Red Roses, and Red Dates Tea with Honey

Tea Name: Ginger, Red Roses, and Red Dates Tea with Honey Traditional Chinese Name: 玫瑰姜茶 (méiguī jiāng chá) This tea is sweet to taste and warming in nature and dispel wind and cold.Visit us on YouTube for more tea and soup videos. This is currently my go-to-tea post...

Chinese Herbal Soup with Abalone

Chinese Herbal Soup with Abalone

Soup Name: Chicken Herbal Soup with Abalone  Traditional Chinese Name: 鮑魚清雞湯 (bào yú qīng jī tāng) This soup is warming in nature and sweet to taste. Visit us on YouTube for more tea and soup videos.One of my favourite basic chicken Chinese soups - ever!  And it's...

Easy One Pot Cabbage and Sukiyaki Pork in Soup for Dinner

Easy One Pot Cabbage and Sukiyaki Pork in Soup for Dinner

Soup Name: Easy one pot cabbage and sukiyaki pork in soup for dinner This soup is slightly cooling because of the cabbage.   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Looking for a simple, healthy, easy-to-make Chinese soupy dinner?  I've found one! If you love napa...

White Radish with Mushrooms and Vermicelli in Chicken Soup

White Radish with Mushrooms and Vermicelli in Chicken Soup

Soup Name: White radish with mushrooms and vermicelli in Chicken Soup Chinese Name: 白蘿蔔冬菇粉絲雞湯 (bái luóbo dōng gū fěn sī jī tāng)   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Sometimes, I want something relatively easy and quick to whip up all in one-pot!  Make a bit of...

Fragrant Potatoes and Tomatoes in a Milky Fish Broth

Fragrant Potatoes and Tomatoes in a Milky Fish Broth

Soup Name: Fragrant potatoes and tomatoes in a milky fish broth (yup, fancy name!) Traditional Chinese Name: 番茄魚湯 (fānqié yú tāng) This name of 番茄魚湯 is literally the most staple name for any soup with fish and tomatoes in it.  Of course, get creative! This soup is...

Recovery Healing Soup (for Coughs and Nourishing Lungs)

Recovery Healing Soup (for Coughs and Nourishing Lungs)

Soup Name: Recovery Healing Soup (for Coughs and Nourishing Lungs)   This tea is slightly cooling in nature and sweet to taste.   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Wow, there's definitely something going around lately!  As the seasons change from fall to...

Traditional Chinese Herbal Soup (as a Hot Pot Base)

Traditional Chinese Herbal Soup (as a Hot Pot Base)

Soup Name: Traditional Chinese Herbal Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 藥膳雞煲 (yàoshàn jī bāo) This soup is warming in nature and sweet to taste.   For videos, visit us on YouTube. This soup has a very distinctive smell and taste of a Chinese medicinal shop.  It's...

Basic Chicken Soup (Base)

Basic Chicken Soup (Base)

Soup Name:  Basic Chinese Chicken Soup Stock (Soup Base) Traditional Chinese Name:   清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)  Here is another version of the basic chicken soup.  I'll make this so that it can serve as a base for noodles, macaroni, with rice, or for double-boiling...

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...

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

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...

A Do-It-Yourself Japanese Shabu Shabu Experience

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...

Basic Chinese Chicken Soup Stock (Soup Base)

Basic Chinese Chicken Soup Stock (Soup Base)

Soup Name:  Basic Chinese Chicken Soup Stock (Soup Base) Traditional Chinese Name:   清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)  This is the base Chinese Chicken Soup stock that I make for any of my Chinese soups. It's simple, straight-forward, and delicious on its own. It does take...

Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup

Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup

Soup Name:  Chinese Chicken Herbal Soup Traditional Chinese Name:   清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)  The Chinese have a whole repertoire of herbs which can be added to Chinese soups and is no exception.  Among these herbs, there are a variety of traditional herbs that go well...

Fish Maw Chicken Egg Drop Soup

Fish Maw Chicken Egg Drop Soup

Soup Name:  Fish Maw Chicken Egg Drop Soup Traditional Chinese Name:      For more videos, visit us on YouTube.In the Chinese repertoire of soups, there's a type of soup called a "gung" (羹) in Cantonese.   These soups are traditionally thickened with corn...

Double-boiled Apple and Pear Chinese Herbal Soup

Double-boiled Apple and Pear Chinese Herbal Soup

Soup Name:  Double-boiled Apple and Pear Chinese Herbal Soup Traditional Chinese Name:   蘋果雪梨燉雞湯 (píng guǒ xuě lí dùn jī tāng)  For more videos, visit us on YouTube.My second project using the new double-boiler! I found a very simple, but delicious apple and pear...

Double-boiled Korean Ginseng and Chicken Soup

Double-boiled Korean Ginseng and Chicken Soup

I had to try my new double-boiling Chinese soup pot, so specifically sourced some nice Korean Ginseng ($100 HKD for 2 pieces) so I could make double-boiled ginseng soup with chicken (and pork). I love the genuine taste of Ginseng, it’s smooth and golden. And I love it...

Winter Moisturizing Tea

Winter Moisturizing Tea

Soup Name:  Winter Moisturizing TeaThis soup or tea is completely designed for the dry, cold, dry, cold, super dry, or super cold winter conditions. It's a vegetarian (meatless) moisturizing tea suitable for the whole family and tastes super yummy. You can consider...

Pork and Conch Herbal Soup

Pork and Conch Herbal Soup

Soup Name: Pork and Conch Herbal Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 清豬骨海螺湯 (Qīng zhū gǔ hǎiluó tāng) This soup is neutral and sweet to taste.     For more videos, visit us on YouTube.   This soup is ideal for colds, flus and cough. If you’ve got a sore or...

Chicken Soup with Red Dates

Chicken Soup with Red Dates

Soup Name: Chicken Soup with Red Dates Traditional Chinese Name:  红枣雞湯 (hóng zǎo jī tāng) Introduction: This soup is an easy and sweet soup that is perfect to warm you up on a chilly autumn or winter's day. Chicken is considered to be very nourishing (補) and can give...

Chinese Soups for Winter!

It's not quite winter as I am writing this post, but it'll be in a blink of an eye and behold! - it's freezing again. I've also gotten this request from some of my readers, so thank you for calling out that there's a demand for winter soups. Soups this in category:...

Herbal Pork Soup with Longans (and Ginger)

Herbal Pork Soup with Longans (and Ginger)

Soup Name:  Herbal Pork Soup with Longans (and Ginger) Traditional Chinese Name:   清豬骨湯 (qīng zhū gǔ tāng)  A mildly sweet soup containing mainly Chinese herbs and dried additives, it's an easy make and great for cold days or someone who needs to replenish their...

Abalone in Chicken Soup

Abalone in Chicken Soup

Tea Name: Abalone in Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 鮑魚清雞湯 (bào yú qīng jī tāng) This soup is warming in nature and sweet to taste.Visit us on YouTube for more tea and soup videos.This soup is a powered up version of the Chicken Herbal Soup. Packed with the...

Coconut, Chinese Yam and Fresh Conch in Chicken Broth

Coconut, Chinese Yam and Fresh Conch in Chicken Broth

Soup Name: Coconut, Chinese Yam and Fresh Conch in Chicken Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 椰子螺雞湯 (yē zi luó jī tāng) Nature:  Warming Taste: Slightly sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.This another beautiful version of a Chicken and Coconut...

Japanese Pumpkin with Century Egg in Pork Broth

Japanese Pumpkin with Century Egg in Pork Broth

Tea Name: Japanese Pumpkin with Century Egg in Pork Broth Chinese Name:  皮蛋南瓜豬骨湯 (pídàn nán guā zhū gǔ tāng) Nature:  Warm Taste:  Sweet, Salty For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube. This soup was an accidental creation! LOL. I had originally wanted pumpkin in...

Fresh Snow Pears in Chicken Soup with Snow Fungus

Fresh Snow Pears in Chicken Soup with Snow Fungus

Soup Name: Fresh Snow Pears in Chicken Soup with Snow Fungus Chinese Name: 雪梨雪耳雞湯 (xuě lí xuě ěr jī tāng) This soup is sweet to taste and slightly cooling.   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.This end of autumn and into winter soup is slightly sweet, slightly...

Herbal Pork and Chestnuts Broth

Soup Name: Herbal Pork and Chestnuts Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 清豬骨湯 (qīng zhū gǔ tāng) Introduction: This Chinese soup is a "warm" soup that is ideal for the incoming autumn and winter months.  It's a bit warming, helps nourish the body and provides moisture as...

Kimchi, Tofu and Beef Soup

Kimchi, Tofu and Beef Soup

Soup Name: Kimchi, Tofu and Beef Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 泡菜豆腐牛肉湯 (pàocài dòu fu niú ròu tāng) Introduction: This is a Korean dish that I love eating.  I say eat because of the volume of ingredients, it turns into a stew that packs a bunch (in terms of...

Lung Moisturizing Tea

Soup Name: Lung Moisturizing Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 肺燥荼 (fèi zào tú) Introduction: A delicious, naturally sweet tea or drink that really does help relieve that pesky sore throat or dryness that is developed over the cold winter months.  It's pretty surprising...

Luo Han Guo in Watercress Soup

Luo Han Guo in Watercress Soup

Soup Name: Luo Han Guo in Watercress Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 羅漢果西洋菜湯 (luó hàn guǒ xī yáng cài tāng) Nature:  Cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.This soup is excellent for assisting in coughs and removing phelgm.  It...

Shark Bones Chicken Soup

Soup Name: Shark Bones Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 鯊魚骨雞湯 (shāyú gǔ Jī tāng) Introduction: Traditionally a warm soup for the cold winters.  It is naturally sweet to taste with a slight tang of the sea.  I am not a big fan of shark parts and feel that the...

Pig’s Feet with Ginger in Black Vinegar

Pig’s Feet with Ginger in Black Vinegar

Soup Name: Pig’s Feet with Ginger in Black Vinegar, Ginger and Vinegar Trotter Soup, Pig’s Feet and Ginger Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 猪脚姜 (zhū jiǎo jiāng)  This is the ultimate traditional confinement food (or soup) in the Cantonese cuisine repertoire.   This...

Turtle with Lean Pork Soup

Turtle with Lean Pork Soup

Soup Name: Turtle and Lean Pork Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 水魚瘦豬肉湯 (shuǐ yú shòu zhū ròu tāng) This soup is very warming in nature and sweet to taste.   For videos, visit us on YouTube. A warm and healing soup, it’s often recommended for cold winter days or...

(Confinement) Deer Antler Healing Soup

(Confinement) Deer Antler Healing Soup

Soup Name: (Confinement) Deer Antler Healing Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 鹿茸高麗參雞湯 (Lù róng gāo lì cān Jī tāng) This soup is very warming in nature and sweet to taste.   For videos, visit us on YouTube.A pretty traditional (although the ingredients aren’t easy...

Coconut and Lotus Seeds in Chicken Soup

Soup Name: Coconut and Lotus Seeds in Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 椰子蓮子雞湯 (yē zi lián zi jī tāng) Introduction: A mildly sweet and smooth chicken soup that is refreshing and easy to drink.  I love eating the coconuts threads and the kids love it too. What...

Longan Meat in Turtle Soup

Soup Name: Longan Meat in Turtle Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 龍眼水魚湯 (lóng yǎn shuǐ yú tāng) Introduction: A warm and healing soup, it's often recommended for cold winter days and/or pregnancy and confinement.  The turtle meat is said to be a healing meat (similar to...

Winter Chicken Soup

Soup Name:  Winter Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng) Introduction: 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...

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