Besides the Hot and Sour Soup, the West Lake Beef Soup (西湖牛肉羹) is probably the next most common soup found in Chinese restaurants in the US. Although the ingredients for this soup are simple, the West Lake Beef Soup is both gratifying and flavorsome – with a rich, mellow taste and a silky smooth mouth feel. The West Lake Beef Soup is a popular local dish of the mountainous ZheJiang (浙江) Chinese province, where the famous West Lake is located. One secret to making a soft, smooth West Lake Beef Soup is [Read More...]
For those with a busy lifestyle, here is another simple 35-minute recipe that is kid-friendly, gluten-free, low-calorie, and low-sodium. This light and healthy soup is like a traditional Egg Drop Soup, but uses salted eggs and Fuzzy Melon (also called “Mo Qua” or Hairy Gourd). The soup’s cooling effect helps to release heat due to Yin-imbalance.
If you are looking for an easy soup recipe that doesn’t cost your wallet a fortune, here is a delicious budget soup I love. The inexpensive but healthy main ingredients are cilantro, tofu, preserved egg, and pork. All of the ingredients can be bought at a local Asian grocery store. And if you want more savory [Read More...]
The Hot and Sour Soup is a favorite for many when it comes to Chinese soups. Aside from its delicious hot and tangy sour tastes, this soup also offers many excellent health benefits. So much so that the soup’s recipe is published in the following books: American Heart Association’s The New American Heart Association Cookbook the [Read More...]
As one of the most popular Chinese soups in the West, the Egg Drop Soup (also called Egg Flower Soup) is both quick and super easy to make. In my version below, I added shrimp and cilantro to make a delicious egg flower soup. Besides tasting good, my recipe is also very healthy, gluten-free, low-calorie, and [Read More...]