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 for those dry autumn and winter months. It is considered a pretty sweet soup and ideal for all ages.
What Ingredients are required? 15 whole raw 1 pound of fresh pork shank 1/2 dried luo han guo 1 tablespoon of apricot kernals chestnuts 2-3 bunches of fresh watercress 1 large piece of dried tangerine peel 2-3 L of water 1 teaspoon of salt (to marinate the pork) How do I prepare it? Pre-marinate the pork overnight with the salt (although this step is not necessary)
Boil your soup water
Blanch pork shank in a separate pot of boiling water
In another separate pot, boil chestnuts for 2-3 minutes. Remove from water and peel while still hot (removing the outer and inner skin) Half luo han guo and rinse in warm water
Wash and soak apricot kernals and tangerine peel in warm water
When the water boils, add all the ingredients together except the watercress (this should be added last because it will stay relatively crunchy before consumption) Boil on high for thirty minutes and reduce to a simmer for another 1.5 hours (or use a thermal pot) When almost ready to drink, re-boil and add in watercress. Boil on high for 10 minutes (or until desired softness of watercress) Serve and enjoy! Any benefits? Any precautions?
The luo han guo produces a very sweet and distinct taste that is subjective to the drinker
I would suggest trying half of a fruit on your first attempt and see if you like it, definitely do not add more than 1 fruit to a soup
The watercress, while considered a cooling vegetable, can be consumed in moderation if in early pregnancy (use less as a precaution) Soup Name: Winter Chicken Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞 (qīng jī tāng) 湯 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 nourishing the lungs and adding moisture to the body when it is particularly dry. An excellent source of carbohydrates, you can add more vegetables as you see fit (mainly carrots, tomatos, celery, or neutral vegetables) to turn this into a hearty chicken broth.
What Ingredients are required? 1 fresh whole chicken 1 foot of fresh chinese yam 2 fresh corn 10 dried longans 5-6 (conpoys) dried scallops 1 handful of wolfberries 2 litres of water How do I prepare it? Prepare chicken (in quarters) by rinsing and blanching in a pot of hot water Boil your soup water Wash and soak for 10 minutes all the dried herbs Wash & peel fresh Chinese Yam (be sure to wear gloves) and cube as large as necessary Wash and chop corn When your soup water is boiling, add all the ingredients together Boil on high heat for 30 minutes and reduce to low boil for another 2 hours. Serve and enjoy! Any benefits?
Excellent warming soup for cold days
Good to increase blood circulation and blood flow
It is considered to be of the “healing” categories of soup
If used for confinement, you can make the soup more concentrated (less water or more ingredients)
Any precautions? Soup Name: Chicken Feet, Snow Fungus and Apple Soup
Traditional Chinese Name: 雞爪雪耳 果湯 ( tāng) Introduction: Chicken feet are very popular for use as the base meat in Chinese soups. Snow fungus adds a delicious texture and the apples add a sweet tang to the soup. This is a great winter soup. What Ingredients are required? 6 pieces of chicken feet2 large pieces of snow fungus4 large fuji apples1 tablespoon of apricot kernels1 small piece (strawberry-sized) ginge r (whole and skinned) 2 pieces of dried scallop How do I prepare it? Start boiling your water soup In a separate pot, blanch the chicken feet and strain it removing any dirt and debris from the blanching Trim the nails and hardened skin from the chicken feet and add them to the boiling water of your soup Soak the snow fungus (approximately 2 large tennis ball-sized pieces) in cold water for 20 minutes) and cut into smaller pieces Wash, core, and quarter the apples Add the apples, snow fungus, dried scallops, and apricot kernels into the soup Peel the ginger and throw into the soup whole Boil for at least 60-90 minutes on high heat. The longer you boil it, the tastier the soup! Any benefits?
This soup derives most of its benefits from the