THE CHINESE SOUP LADIES

About Us

WHO WE ARE

Being 湯 (tong; aka soup)

TheChineseSoupLady.com is a family project between sisters surnamed “Tong” (Lisa & Tracy [special shout out to our baby sister, Carol, who is our test subject).  The word Tong (湯) literally translates to the word “soup” in Cantonese.   In Hong Kong, people call us  湯 小 妹 which literally translates to “Soup Lady”.

When we were younger and trying to determine which utensils to lay out on the dinner table, we would ask our parents “Is there a soup for tonight?” and our  parents would always say, “We are all soups!”

And more often than not, dinner did include a brothy, rich, nutritious and delicious Chinese-style soup along with our dinner every night.   Our parents would make sure that the soup they created suited our current needs based on the weather (winter / summer), our state of health, and also to balance the meal in terms of flavour and heatiness.

So it’s not surprising that as we grew up, moved out of our home, and were left to fend and cook for ourselves that we became interested in learning more about Chinese soups, what they were good for, and how to make them ourselves.

Our soups are all natural and healthy.  We strive for ingredients from its purest form and with some time and patience, you’ve got yourselves a homemade, ready-to-serve soup.

This blog is to share our learning journey with you.

Enjoy!

Please note that all ingredients and soups are photographed by yours truly.  We also make all the soups ourselves and prep all the ingredients needed for the soups.  While we do use various references for the recipes, everything shown and explained here is done with our genuine tender loving care!

Kindly refer to our full list of disclaimers here.

 

Is there soup for dinner tonight?

YES!

We are all soups!

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Mushroom Medley with Cabbage and Black Moss Stew

Soup Name: Mushroom Medley with Cabbage and Black Moss Stew Chinese Name: 冬菇髮菜 (dōng gū fa cai) This dish is neutral in nature.   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.In an earlier video on "How to use mushrooms in Chinese cooking" I spoke of a fear of using...

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...

How to Prepare for Sleep (with TCM Concepts)

HOW TO PREPARE FOR SLEEP (USING TCM CONCEPTS) Learn to prepare for better sleep and how you can transition your body and mind from a yang to a yin state as evenings nears and you're preparing to go to bed. Learn some simply Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and...

Snow Pears and Chen Pi (Tangerine Peels) for Coughs and Congestion

Soup Name: Recovery Healing Soup (for Wet Coughs, clearing phlegm and congestion) Chinese Name: 雪梨化痰茶 (xuě lí huà tán chá)  This tea is slightly cooling in nature and sweet to taste.   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.It seems that time of year again!  The...

Tips and Tricks for Making Amazing Chinese Soups

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING AMAZING CHINESE SOUPSThere are so many little tips and tricks in the school of Chinese soup making that it's incredible!  And, it seems that different regions in China also have different tips and tricks!  I love how there's a wealth of...

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...

How to Prepare for Sleep (with TCM Concepts)

HOW TO PREPARE FOR SLEEP (USING TCM CONCEPTS) Learn to prepare for better sleep and how you can transition your body and mind from a yang to a yin state as evenings nears and you're preparing to go to bed. Learn some simply Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and...

Tips and Tricks for Making Amazing Chinese Soups

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING AMAZING CHINESE SOUPSThere are so many little tips and tricks in the school of Chinese soup making that it's incredible!  And, it seems that different regions in China also have different tips and tricks!  I love how there's a wealth of...

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...

Using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Concepts for Chinese Soups

AN INTRODUCTION to YIN and YANG in OUR EVERYDAY SOUPS AND FOODYes, that ever so common Cantonese phrase "yeet hay"!  Well, did you know, that yeet hay actually means, excess yang?  Although sometimes, it could be mistaken as yin deficiency.  And there are actually...

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