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It never fails that if you go to a wet mart in Hong Kong and ask the vegetable vendor or the meat vendor or your neighbouring old granny purchasing her daily produce about what soup to make, you’ll be imparted with a wealth of knowledge that will turn into a 2 hour small group sharing session and walk away with 8 months worth of soups to create! 

Sweet Rice Cakes for Chinese New Year’s!

Sweet Rice Cakes for Chinese New Year’s!

Happy Chinese New Year's!! Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy, and beautiful year of the rabbit!! As a tradition, the Chinese will eat what's called "New Year's Cake".  It's basically sweetened rice and glutinous rice flour pan fried until soft and...

Cooling and Calming Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea

Cooling and Calming Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea

Tea Name: Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 菊花茶 (jú huā chá) This tea is sweet and sour to taste and cooling in nature.Visit us on YouTube for more tea and soup videos.Taking a moment?  Want something calming and soothing?  Try...

How to check if you’re improving your blood circulation?

How to check if you’re improving your blood circulation?

HOW TO CHECK IF YOU'RE IMPROVING BLOOD CIRCULATION? I'm always curious about metrics and measuring success or at least measuring progress.  What started as an initial recommendation from my Chinese doctor to do foot soaks to improve circulation, turned into a full...

Winter Melon with Chicken and Mushrooms Rice Soup

Winter Melon with Chicken and Mushrooms Rice Soup

Soup Name: Winter Melon with Chicken and Mushrooms Rice Soup Chinese Name: 冬瓜雞湯飯 (dōng guā jī tāng fàn)   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Sometimes, you just want something simple, something warm, something soupy, but all-in-one.   There's a concept called...

The Hong Kong Grocery Shopping Experience

The Hong Kong Grocery Shopping Experience

The Hong Kong Grocery Shopping Experience!I love the diversity of grocery shopping in Asia, especially in Hong Kong!  You've got so many choices, market types, and variety!  Part of the beauty of being in Hong Kong is this exact accessibility to a lot of the Asian...

How to Prepare for Sleep (with TCM Concepts)

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 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...

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...

Using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Concepts for Chinese Soups

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...

Your guide to COOLING and WARMING ingredients in Chinese Soups

Your guide to COOLING and WARMING ingredients in Chinese Soups

Your guide to COOLING and WARMING ingredients in Chinese SoupsDid your parents or grandparents ever tell you that you're too "yeet hay" (heaty) and would make you a cooling soup or tea or drink, such as watercress soup or winter melon and then go on to explain that it...

Using Amazing Substitutes for Meats in Vegetarian Chinese Soups

Using Amazing Substitutes for Meats in Vegetarian Chinese Soups

When you want to go meatless, but don't want to trade off flavour!  For more videos, visit us on YouTube.There are so many options when you want to replace meats in Chinese soups!  I try to keep the flavour profile of the soup without compromising it with the...

What’s the Best Chinese Comfort Food?  Hot Homemade Congee!

What’s the Best Chinese Comfort Food? Hot Homemade Congee!

Growing up, I've had many variations of this watery Chinese porridge called "Congee" (aka, the 粥 in Chinese).   And all of them, are memories of home and comfort. I don't know what it is about this dish, but the simplest of ingredients, the white rice (there are also...

A Chinese Delicacy: How to Prepare Dried Fish Maw (or Fish Bladder)

A Chinese Delicacy: How to Prepare Dried Fish Maw (or Fish Bladder)

Have you ever walked by those Chinese herbal or dried food shops and wondered what those fairly large beige bubble things were?  I certainly did growing up and just always found it foreign until I was introduced to it in foods, soups, and stews and told how expensive...

Cooking Chinese Soups With a Thermal Induction Pot

Cooking Chinese Soups With a Thermal Induction Pot

I could not contain my excitement when I got my new Thermal Induction Pot! Check out the video above for the unpack and how to use it.For more videos, visit us on YouTube. What makes this pot so special? Due to its engineered induction design, the pot itself will...

7 Basic Chinese Soup Pantry Ingredients

7 Basic Chinese Soup Pantry Ingredients

What do you do when you move half way across the world?Rebuild my Chinese soup pantry! For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Check out the video for what ingredients I used for my basic Chinese soup pantry ingredients.  I keep these stocked all year round and...

Quick Boil Chinese Soup Tips

Quick Boil Chinese Soup Tips

So I've had various enquiries as to what constitutes a great quick boil and what are some tips I use for quick boils. It started out as a conversation with a colleague who said "I don't have time to make these old fire Chinese soups!", and I thought, well... there is...

Featured on CNN Article “Eat your way around the world”

Featured on CNN Article “Eat your way around the world”

Today, TheChineseSoupLady.com and her @instagram account TheChineseSoupLady was featured on CNN's "Eat your way around the world"! I must say that I am grateful and thrilled! My sister and I have actually been maintaining this site since 2006 since the birth of my...

Zojirushi Mini Thermal Pot (Experiment)

Zojirushi Mini Thermal Pot (Experiment)

A friend informed me of a new mini "food jar" or also known as "Thermal pots" that is very popular in Hong Kong these days. For starters, this jives with me because: I love thermal pots and their heat saving efficiency I love anything that can make soups I love...

Chinese Soups for Spring!

It's almost Spring time! Can't you feel the warm sun on your face? Can't you feel gentle wind without that bitter, cold bite? Spring is a unique season - well, there are only 4 - so that's pretty unique already.  What makes Spring so different is one key thing...

The Art of Drying Tangerines

The Art of Drying Tangerines

Who would have thought that dried Tangerines preserved for over 50 years could cost in the thousands (of Hong Kong dollars)? The dried tangerine peel is a popular Chinese herb and ingredient used in: soups stews desserts (or sweet soups) marinades snacks teas...

Chinese Confinement: The Early Days

    The journey for Chinese Confinement #7 started about 4 days ago. This page is about Chinese Confinement in the early days. True "body-recovering" doesn't actually happen until past days 10-12. That's when you take out the heavy artillery. For now, the...

Chinese Soups for Fall!

    They say that it's dry in the fall. It's only a prelude to how really dry it will can get in the winter, but already your body needs moisturizing and supplements. Soups in this category are meant to: Help transition the body from hot to cool Help provide...

New milestone of 100K pageviews per month!

I just want to happily broadcast that TheChineseSoupLady.com is now enjoying (for the first time) over 100K (yes, one hundred thousand) pageviews per month with October 2011 being the first month and November steadily on target to go beyond that! I've taken a screen...

My Confinement Story

You may have noticed that over the past few months we have been posting many pregnancy and confinement soup recipes to this site.  As this blog closely follows the soups we are making for ourselves and for our families, you've probably already guessed that we have had...

Moroccan Sweet Potato, Carrot and Chickpea Soup

To my readers:  Project Food Blog is a competition hosted by foodbuzz to find the ultimate food blogger.  I am an active participant - here’s my profile and this is my second challenge.  I know that this is not a Chinese soup - but the challenge called for something...

Featured Blog of The Day On Foodista.com on June 9, 2010

TheChineseSoupLady.com is going to be featured as the Blog Of The Day on June 9, 2010 at Foodista.com!  It's a great recognition in the foodie community and it's part of our success to have readers worldwide appreciate and support our foodie cause. So a continued...

Shanghai Talk Magazine Feature

We're being featured in the April 2010 issue of "Shanghai Talk" Magazine in Shanghai!  The magazine is a local magazine that is produced for English readers in Shanghai and we're featured in the HEALTH TALK section.  It's pretty amazing how far reaching a soup...

Winter Ailments and Remedies

The Chinese believe in proactively treating and nourishing the body according to seasonal changes.    Using specific ingredients and creating the right soups can help to counteract any negatives effects the weather may have and prevent ailments from developing.  ...

Pork in Chinese Soups

The Chinese use pork in an amazingly large amount of dishes and soups.  You can explain this from a historical stand-point.  Pork was the most readily available type of meat available and you were lucky at that to have the meat.  So it makes sense that Chinese dishes...

Discovering a World of Soups

As I began to expand my repertoire of soup knowledge, I learned a host of information from multiple sources about the benefits and techniques of making soups.  Even though I am Chinese, the science of Chinese soup is not something you are born with.  On second...

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Sweet Rice Cakes for Chinese New Year’s!

Happy Chinese New Year's!! Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy, and beautiful year of the rabbit!! As a tradition, the Chinese will eat what's called "New Year's Cake".  It's basically sweetened rice and glutinous rice flour pan fried until soft and...

Cooling and Calming Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea

Tea Name: Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 菊花茶 (jú huā chá) This tea is sweet and sour to taste and cooling in nature.Visit us on YouTube for more tea and soup videos.Taking a moment?  Want something calming and soothing?  Try...

How to check if you’re improving your blood circulation?

HOW TO CHECK IF YOU'RE IMPROVING BLOOD CIRCULATION? I'm always curious about metrics and measuring success or at least measuring progress.  What started as an initial recommendation from my Chinese doctor to do foot soaks to improve circulation, turned into a full...

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...

Winter Melon with Chicken and Mushrooms Rice Soup

Soup Name: Winter Melon with Chicken and Mushrooms Rice Soup Chinese Name: 冬瓜雞湯飯 (dōng guā jī tāng fàn)   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.Sometimes, you just want something simple, something warm, something soupy, but all-in-one.   There's a concept called...

Sweet Rice Cakes for Chinese New Year’s!

Happy Chinese New Year's!! Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy, and beautiful year of the rabbit!! As a tradition, the Chinese will eat what's called "New Year's Cake".  It's basically sweetened rice and glutinous rice flour pan fried until soft and...

Cooling and Calming Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea

Tea Name: Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 菊花茶 (jú huā chá) This tea is sweet and sour to taste and cooling in nature.Visit us on YouTube for more tea and soup videos.Taking a moment?  Want something calming and soothing?  Try...

How to check if you’re improving your blood circulation?

HOW TO CHECK IF YOU'RE IMPROVING BLOOD CIRCULATION? I'm always curious about metrics and measuring success or at least measuring progress.  What started as an initial recommendation from my Chinese doctor to do foot soaks to improve circulation, turned into a full...

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...

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