WINTER CHINESE SOUPS

Winter Chinese soups are designed to be consumed in the dry and cold winter months where the body needs replenishment of moisture and warmth. 

These tend to use warmer meats, such as chicken and even the technique of double-boiling really helps hold all that moisture in.  

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...

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...

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...

Double-boiled Apple and Pear Chinese Herbal Soup

Double-boiled Apple and Pear Chinese Herbal Soup

Soup Name:  Double-boiled Apple and Pear Chinese Herbal Soup Traditional Chinese Name:   蘋果雪梨燉雞湯 (píng guǒ xuě lí dùn jī tāng)  For more videos, visit us on YouTube.My second project using the new double-boiler! I found a very simple, but delicious apple and pear...

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...

Winter Moisturizing Tea

Winter Moisturizing Tea

Soup Name:  Winter Moisturizing TeaThis soup or tea is completely designed for the dry, cold, dry, cold, super dry, or super cold winter conditions. It's a vegetarian (meatless) moisturizing tea suitable for the whole family and tastes super yummy. You can consider...

Chicken Soup with Red Dates

Chicken Soup with Red Dates

Soup Name: Chicken Soup with Red Dates Traditional Chinese Name:  红枣雞湯 (hóng zǎo jī tāng) Introduction: This soup is an easy and sweet soup that is perfect to warm you up on a chilly autumn or winter's day. Chicken is considered to be very nourishing (補) and can give...

Chinese Soups for Winter!

It's not quite winter as I am writing this post, but it'll be in a blink of an eye and behold! - it's freezing again. I've also gotten this request from some of my readers, so thank you for calling out that there's a demand for winter soups. Soups this in category:...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Pig’s Feet with Ginger in Black Vinegar

Pig’s Feet with Ginger in Black Vinegar

Soup Name: Pig’s Feet with Ginger in Black Vinegar, Ginger and Vinegar Trotter Soup, Pig’s Feet and Ginger Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 猪脚姜 (zhū jiǎo jiāng)  This is the ultimate traditional confinement food (or soup) in the Cantonese cuisine repertoire.   This...

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)...

(Confinement) Deer Antler Healing Soup

Soup Name: (Confinement) Deer Antler Healing Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 鹿茸高麗參雞湯 (Lù róng gāo lì cān Jī tāng) Introduction: A pretty traditional (although the ingredients aren't easy to find) Chinese confinement soup.  High quality Korean ginseng is not a cooling...

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...

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...

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...

Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup Dessert

Soup Name:  Chinese Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup Dessert   Traditional Chinese Name: 蕃薯糖水 (gān shǔ táng shuǐ) Introduction: This sweet dessert is traditional to Hong Kong and the Chinese.  Literally, in Cantonese it means "Sweet Potatoe Sugar Water". The simplest...

Ginseng and Chicken Soup

Soup Name:  Ginseng and Chicken Soup   Traditional Chinese Name: 人參雞湯 (rén sēn jī tāng)   Introduction: A very traditional Chinese soup that is ideal for the cold winter months and improving body immune system.  You can use a variety of ginseng (Korean and American...

Winter Ailments and Remedies

The Chinese believe in proactively treating and nourishing the body according to seasonal changes.    Using specific ingredients and creating the right soups can help to counteract any negatives effects the weather may have and prevent ailments from developing.  ...

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...

Pork Bones and Lotus Root with Chestnuts Soup

Soup Name: Pork Bones and Arrowroot Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 蓮藕栗子湯 (lián ou lì zi tāng) Introduction: This savory soup is sweet in taste and healthy to eat.  It's rich in vitamins and fiber and is neutral for your body.  Caution may need to be taken with...

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...

Chicken Feet, Snow Fungus and Apple Soup

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. ...

Chicken and Dried Longan Soup

Soup Name: Chicken and Dried Longan Soup Traditional Chinese Name: 雞湯 (jitāng) Introduction: This recipe results in a sweet, clear soup that is delicious and great to drink during the winter (cooler) season due to the heatiness of the longan. What Ingredients are...

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