AUTUMN CHINESE SOUPS

Soups that have have the balance of removing heat and are slightly warming. These soups are good transition soups into winter.  They tend to have more neutral ingredients, neither too cooling, or too heating.

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...

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...

Turkey Pumpkin Soup

After 400+ posts, this soup is by far the simplest--yet still tasty--of all soups we have ever posted.  It has just TWO main ingredients, yet both ingredients bring a lot of flavour and go together well.  Although it's possible to add other ingredients, such as...

Fresh Crab Congee

Fresh Crab Congee

Soup Name:  Fresh Crab Congee Traditional Chinese Name:   蟹粥 (xiè zhōu)  This crab congee is super easy to make! The key ingredient really is just the crab.  It's a warming, traditional comfort food that can also be luxurious and delicious. If you get nice female...

Double-boiled Apple and Pear Chinese Herbal Soup

Double-boiled Apple and Pear Chinese Herbal Soup

My second project using the new double-boiler! I found a very simple, but delicious apple and pear Chinese soup with pork and chicken and Chinese herbs.  This is a pretty traditional Chinese soup and can be made both with or without double-boiling. The purpose of...

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...

Papaya and Peanuts in Pork Broth

  My mother-in-law made this soup one day and it was so simply brilliant, that I tried it myself. I am a fan of boiled peanuts and papaya is a neutrally healthy fruit to add to soups. You can use either unripe red papayas or green papayas. The red papayas are...

Watercress and Chestnuts in Roasted Pork Soup

Watercress and Chestnuts in Roasted Pork Soup

Soup Name: Watercress and Chestnuts in Roasted Pork Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 西洋菜栗子燒豬湯 (xīyáng cài lì zi shāo zhū tāng)  Waste not! Want not! I've used the remains of a roasted piglet (from a banquet) to make a delicious watercress and chestnut soup....

Bitter Melon and Preserved Sour Vegetable Soup

Soup Name: Bitter Melon and Preserved Sour Vegetable Soup (in Pork Broth) Traditional Chinese Name:  苦瓜酸菜湯 (Kǔ guā suan cai tāng) Introduction: This soup is a delight of two tastes. The first is an appetizing sour taste and it finished off with a golden, rich,...

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...

Chinese Yam with Apples and Corn in Chicken Broth

Chinese Yam with Apples and Corn in Chicken Broth

Soup Name: Chinese Yam with Apples and Corn in Chicken Broth (with Ginger) Traditional Chinese Name:  蘋果玉米淮山雞湯 (píng guǒ yù mǐ huái shān jī tāng) Introduction: A simple, clean chicken broth with just a hint of sweetness and a tang of spice (from the ginger). Depending...

Abalone in Chicken Soup

Abalone in Chicken Soup

Soup Name: Abalone in Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 鮑魚清雞湯 (bào yú qīng jī tāng) Introduction: This soup is a powered up version of the Chicken Herbal Soup. Packed with the natural sea-sweetness of the abalones and herbs, it's a great soup for the cold winter...

Lotus Root with Dried Octopus in Chicken Soup

Soup Name: Lotus Root with Dried Octopus in Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 章魚幹蓮藕雞湯 (zhāng yú gàn liánǒu jī tāng) Introduction: This is a simple, easy-to-make soup that doesn't require many ingredients. It's a heavy sweet (not a light sweet) and appropriate for...

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) Introduction: This soup (because of the fresh conch) cost me a whopping $500 HKD.  For starters, it's a really delicious soup and it's naturally sweet,...

Papaya, Snow Fungus and Red Dates in Pork Broth

Soup Name: Papaya, Snow Fungus and Red Dates in Pork Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 木瓜雪耳豬展湯 (mù gua xuě ěr zhū zhǎn tāng) Introduction: This is an easy to make, nutritious soup that is packed full of Vitamin C and beta-carotene.  It is deliciously sweet and...

Fresh Snow Pears in Chicken Soup with Snow Fungus

Soup Name: Fresh Snow Pears in Chicken Soup with Snow Fungus Traditional Chinese Name: 雪梨雪耳雞湯 (xuě lí xuě ěr jī tāng) Introduction: This end of autumn and into winter soup is slightly sweet, not too cooling and is deliciously simple to make.  With only a handful of...

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...

Night Blooming Cereus and Figs in Pork Broth

Soup Name: Night Blooming Cereus and Figs in Pork Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 霸王花無花果瘦肉湯 (bà wáng huā wú huā guǒ shòu ròu tāng) Introduction: This unique soup is ideal for removing heaty phlegm and nourishing the lungs.  It is best for those with pathological heat...

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...

Watercress and Carrots in Fish Broth

Soup Name: Watercress and Carrots in Fish Broth Chinese Name: 果西洋胡蘿蔔魚湯 (xī yáng cài hú luóbo yú tāng) Introduction: A great fish soup base with vegetables that can serve as a meal.  It's not too common to make watercress with fish, but a tasty recommendation from my...

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

Soup Name: Luo Han Guo in Watercress Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 羅漢果西洋菜湯 (luóhàn guǒ xī yáng cài tāng) Introduction: This soup is excellent for assisting in coughs and removing phelgm.  It also aids in providing moisture (with the chestnuts) to the body and lungs...

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...

Autumn Drink with Dragon’s Tongue Leaf and Luo Han Guo

Soup Name: Autumn Drink with Dragon's Tongue Leaf and Luo Han Guo Introduction: A natural drink that is usually prepared during the autumn and winter days.  It is particularly useful when the weather turns and people get the bouts of cold and coughs.  This drink is...

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) Introduction: A warm and healing soup, it’s often recommended for cold winter days or confinement.  The turtle meat is said to be a nourishing meat (similar to chicken)...

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...

Loquat Soup (For The Lungs)

Soup Name: Loquat soup Traditional Chinese Name: 川貝枇杷湯 (chuān bèi pípá tāng) Introduction: A great soup for nourishing the lungs, helping with coughs and reducing phlegm.  It is a great soup for the changing season of summer to autumn when it fluctuates between hot...

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...

Snow Pear with Pork Lung Soup

  Soup Name:  Snow Pear with Pork Lung Soup   Traditional Chinese Name: 雪梨豬肺湯 (xuě lí zhū fèi tāng)   Introduction: This soup is ideal in dispelling heatiness from the body and nourishing the lungs.  It is particularly good for the dry autumn season as it brings...

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...

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...

Chicken Herbal Soup

  Soup Name:  Chicken Herbal Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng) Introduction: One of the most basic Chinese chicken soups available.  It is usually recommended by your Chinese herbalist, with minimalistic herbs and a whole chicken, it's a wonderfully...

Luo Han Guo and Apricot Kernals with Pork Shank Soup

Soup Name:  Luo Han Guo and Apricot Kernals with Pork Shank Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 羅漢果南北杏豬展湯 (luóhàn guǒ nán běi xìng zhū zhǎn tāng) Introduction: This soup is excellent for assisting in coughs and removing phelgm.  It also aids in providing moisture to the...

Oxtail and Vegetable Soup

Soup Name: Oxtail and vegetable soup Traditional Chinese Name: 牛尾湯 (niu wei tāng) Introduction: This healthy and hearty soup is perfect during cold winter months and is a (low carb) meal all by itself. It contains no chinese herbs or additives and is very easy to make...

Herbal Pork Soup

Herbal Pork Soup

Soup Name:  Herbal Pork Soup Traditional Chinese Name:   清豬骨湯 (qīng zhū gǔ tāng) Although the name stipulates a clear pork bone broth, it is in fact, a herbal pork based soup.  It is clear and brothy and can serve as a good base for addition of vegetables to richen...

Chicken Fish Stomach Soup

Soup Name:  Chicken Fish Stomach Soup   Traditional Chinese Name: 魚胃雞湯 (yú wei ji tāng) Introduction: Fish stomach does not have a strong taste and is usually combined with another meat, using the other meat (chicken or pork) as the base flavour for the broth.   It is...

Oxtail and vegetable soup

Soup Name: Oxtail and vegetable soup Traditional Chinese Name: 牛尾湯 (niu wei tāng) Introduction: This healthy and hearty soup is perfect during cold winter months and is a (low carb) meal all by itself. It contains no chinese herbs or additives and is very easy to make...

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