SOUPS FOR CHILDREN

This unique category of soups is designed and made for babies and children.  Some Chinese soups contain herbal ingredients that aren’t appropriate for children due to its intense health benefits and potency and is not recommended for children.

The best approach to Chinese soups for children is to use high quality ingredients and limited herbs and additives. While there is historic and traditional benefits to using herbs, there is limited scientific and proven information on Chinese herbs and its effects on people (especially children).  Be sure to use herbs in limited amounts and ingredients that you can trust and are 100% sure won’t harm your children

As western thinking Chinese, we have given this to our children as young as 8 months.  I know some sites recommend giving soups to your children as young as 4 months, but we still follow the recommended 6 months (to start solids) according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and many other health organizations. Always check with your child’s doctor before giving anything new to your child.  

How to make a simple, delicious radish seaweed soup!

How to make a simple, delicious radish seaweed soup!

Soup Name: Radish (Kombu) Seaweed Soup (vegetarian) Chinese Name: 白蘿蔔海藻湯 (bái luóbo hǎi zǎo tāng).  This isn't really a Chinese soup.  It's more a blend of using Japanese and Korean radish and kombu (seaweed) components. Nature: This is a cooling soup.  By design, the...

How to make a vegetable tomato based soup (with macaroni)

How to make a vegetable tomato based soup (with macaroni)

Soup Name: Vegetable Tomato Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 集菜番茄湯 (jí cài fānqié tāng).  This is a very Cantonese label of this soup.  The basic translation of this is just "vegetable tomato soup" and the vegetable translation is often used for simple soup of...

Simple Ground Beef Congee for Sick Tummies…

Simple Ground Beef Congee for Sick Tummies…

Soup Name: Simple Ground Beef Congee Traditional Chinese Name: 碎牛肉粥 (suì niú ròu jī zhōu) Taste:  Savory Nature: Slightly warm For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.My youngest, this morning, woke up and told me her stomach wasn't feeling well.  I usually keep...

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...

Delicious One Pot Vegetable Vermicelli Soup for Dinner

Delicious One Pot Vegetable Vermicelli Soup for Dinner

Soup Name: Delicious One Pot Vegetable Vermicelli Soup for Dinner.  Literal translation from Chinese is "Mixed vegetables vermicelli pot soup". Traditional Chinese Name: 雜菜粉絲鍋湯 (zá cài fěnsī guō tāng) Nature:  Neutral Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you...

ABC Soup in a Collagen Rich Salmon Head and Chicken Feet Broth

ABC Soup in a Collagen Rich Salmon Head and Chicken Feet Broth

Soup Name: ABC Chinese Soup in a collagen rich Salmon Broth (with Chicken Feet) Traditional Chinese Name: 雜菜蕃茄三文魚湯 (zá cài fānjiā sānwènyú tāng) Nature:  Slightly cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.  Taking collagen to...

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...

Arrowroot and Water Chestnuts in Chicken Soup

Arrowroot and Water Chestnuts in Chicken Soup

Soup Name: Arrowroot and Water Chestnuts in Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 馬蹄粉葛雞湯 (mǎtí fěn gé jī tāng) Nature:  Slightly cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.A great soup for nourishing the lungs, helping with coughs...

Easy 1-2-3 Chicken Congee

Easy 1-2-3 Chicken Congee

Soup Name: Easy 1-2-3 Chicken Congee (using frozen chicken thighs) Traditional Chinese Name: 雞粥 (jī zhōu) Taste:  Savory and sweet Nature: Slightly warm For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.My daughter... one morning told me she wasn't feeling well,...

Fragrant Vegetables in Salmon Soup

Fragrant Vegetables in Salmon Soup

Soup Name: Fragrant vegetables in salmon soup (Cantonese-styled) Traditional Chinese Name: 雜菜蕃茄三文魚湯 (zá cài fānjiā sānwènyú tāng) Nature:  Slightly cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.Tomatoes in a fragrant fish broth is a...

Green radish with carrots & corn in a Chinese herbal pork broth

Green radish with carrots & corn in a Chinese herbal pork broth

Soup Name: Green radish with carrots & corn in a Chinese Herbal Pork Broth Traditional Chinese Name: 紅青蘿蔔湯 (hóng qing luóbo tang) Nature:  Cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.My parents came home last night from a cruise...

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...

Chinese-Styled Cream of Corn Egg Drop Soup

Chinese-Styled Cream of Corn Egg Drop Soup

Tea Name: Chinese-Styled Cream of Corn and Egg Drop Soup Chinese Name:  玉米湯 (yù mǐ tāng)   Nature:  Warm Taste:  Sweet, Salty For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.There are as many versions of a Chinese-styled corn and egg drop soup as there are likely ABC...

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...

Oh how I love thee, my salted orange!  Let me count the ways…

Oh how I love thee, my salted orange! Let me count the ways…

Tea Name: The Salted Orange Traditional Chinese Name: 鹽蒸橙子 (yán zhēng chéngzi) Nature:  warm Taste:  sweet, salty For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.What?  Salted oranges? Let's start by saying that if you see a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor (and even...

Cough Reducing and Lung Nourishing Tea

Cough Reducing and Lung Nourishing Tea

Soup Name: Cough Reducing and Lung Nourishing Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 止咳茶 (zhǐké chá) Nature:  Slightly warming Taste: Sweet For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.I was naughty this weekend and took a ride in -5C (probably colder with wind chill) weather...

Green Radish and Carrots Chinese Chicken Soup

Green Radish and Carrots Chinese Chicken Soup

Soup Name: Green Radish and Carrots Chinese Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 青紅蘿蔔雞湯 (qing hóng luóbo yù mǐ jī tāng) Nature:  Cooling Taste: Sweet and savory For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube. Traditionally in the Cantonese soup repertoire, this green...

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...

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...

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...

Cute Fish Cakes in Udon Noodle Soup

Cute Fish Cakes in Udon Noodle Soup

Soup Name: Cute Fish Cakes in Udon Noodle Soup Chinese Name: 魚蛋湯烏冬(yú dàn tāng wū dōng)   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.I couldn't contain myself when I saw these amazingly cute fish cakes in Jusco Supermarket during our visit back to Hong Kong!  These...

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...

Japanese Yam and Monk Fruit in Pork Broth Chinese Soup

Japanese Yam and Monk Fruit in Pork Broth Chinese Soup

Soup Name: Japanese Yam and Monk Fruit in Pork Broth Chinese Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 淮山羅漢果豬骨湯 (huái shān luó hàn guǒ zhū gǔ tāng) This soup is slightly cooling in nature and sweet to taste.   For videos, visit us on YouTube.The highlight of this soup is...

Heat Clearing Sugarcane and Water Chestnuts and Imperatae Root Herbal Tea

Heat Clearing Sugarcane and Water Chestnuts and Imperatae Root Herbal Tea

Soup Name: Heat clearing sugarcane and water chestnuts and imperatae root herbal tea Traditional Chinese Name: 竹蔗茅根馬蹄湯 (zhú zhè máogēn mǎtí tāng)   For videos, visit us on YouTube. A traditional Chinese drink which helps cool the body, reduce heatiness, and clear...

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...

Sugar Cane and Imperatae Drink

Sugar Cane and Imperatae Drink

Soup Name: Sugar Cane and Imperatae Drink Traditional Chinese Name: 竹蔗茅根 (zhú zhè máogēn)   For videos, visit us on YouTube. A traditional Chinese drink which helps cool the body and reduce heatiness. It’s natural sweetness is perfect for hot summer days and this...

Double-boiled Whole Winter Melon Soup

Double-boiled Whole Winter Melon Soup

I’ve always been in awe with the restaurant-styled whole winter melon soups – I mean, how on earth did they do that? They must have some giant double-boiler inside and it always taste so yummy! It’s a true favourite of mine when I go to Chinese restaurants to be able...

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...

Fragrant Pork and Cabbage Quick Boil Chinese Soup

Fragrant Pork and Cabbage Quick Boil Chinese Soup

Soup Name: Fragrant Pork and Cabbage Quick Boil Chinese SoupFor more videos, visit us on YouTube.No time?  Cost saving?  Want something quick?  I've been making these quick boil Chinese soups for awhile now!  You can still make healthy and delicious soups without that...

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...

Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs)

Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs)

Soup Name:  Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs) Traditional Chinese Name:   蘋果止咳茶 (píng guǒ zhǐ ké chá)  For more videos, visit us on YouTube.When a virus, cold, or flu has you down, my go to hot drink is usually a Chinese Herbal tea that addresses my illness. ...

Japanese Pumpkin with Corn and Carrots in a Milky Pork Broth

Japanese Pumpkin with Corn and Carrots in a Milky Pork Broth

Soup Name: Japanese Pumpkin with Corn and Carrots in a Milky Pork BrothFor more videos, visit us on YouTube.This delicious, milky broth Chinese Soup is ideal for the whole family!  Made with a handful of Chinese herbs (dried dates, dried longans, and dried...

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...

Vietnamese Sour Fish Soup

Vietnamese Sour Fish Soup

I love soups. I particularly do love sour soups as an appetizer because they really bring out my appetite! I know sour soups aren’t for all taste buds, but here’s a simple one you can make at home with fresh ingredients. You can always adjust the sourness (and even...

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