Soup Name:  Ching Bo Leung

Traditional Chinese Name: 清補涼 (qīng bǔ liáng)
This traditional power house Chinese soup is unique in that it can be drank as a salty soup or sweet soup or even served cold as a drink.  It is built on a combination of Chinese herbs with its recipe passed from generation to generation.  Ching Bo Leung is said to improve the overall health and aids in digestion.

What Ingredients are required?

5-6 pieces of soloman’s seal
5-6 pieces of dried Chinese yam
2 tablespoons of uncooked barley (Job’s Tears)
10-12 dried longans
1 dried lily bulb
1 tablespoon of dried lotus seeds
1 tablespoon of fox seeds
4-5 pieces of snow fungus (optional)
1 pound of fresh pork shank (optional)
2-3 fresh fuzzy melons (optional)

2-3 L of water

How do I prepare it?

  1. Pre-marinate the pork with the salt and let it sit for at least an hour (overnight is best)
  2. Begin boiling your soup water
  3. Boil a separate pot to blanch pork
  4. Soak herbs in warm water for an hour
  5. Peel and cut fuzzy melons
  6. When water boils, add all the ingredients together
  7. Boil for at least 1 hour (longer if you wish the snow fungus softer)
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Any benefits?

  • Aids in digestive system
  • Ideal for overall body health

Any precautions?

  • Use Chinese herbs sparingly when serving to children