One of the best smelling Chinese soups I have ever made. It is deliciously sweet and extremely beneficial to the lungs with it’s perfect combination of Chinese herbs that target to moisturize, heal, cleanse the lungs. The dried bok choy and preserved Chinese ham are a great and common Cantonese combination for soups.
This soup is more heavy on the Chinese herbs side. A majority of the herbs listed below target the lungs primarily, clearing heat from it, and dispersing phlegm and fluids from the body (mulberry root, codonopsis root, and the luo han guo). This soup is great if you’ve got a wet cough, feeling heavy in the chest with a lot of congestion (in the nose, too!), and feeling heaty in the body (very scratchy and swollen tongue). This is a sign of excess yang (or yin deficiency).
You can find some of these Chinese herbs in the soup section of Asian supermarkets for sure. They are definitely available in your Chinese herbal shops and also your Chinese doctors (who also carry the shops as part of their practice).