If you have traveled to Singapore or Malaysia, one famous Chinese soup you are bound to have heard of is Bah Kut Teh. This soup, which literally translates to “Meat Bone Tea (肉骨茶)” from the Teochew language, is a deeply flavorful pork ribs broth that contains no tea (despite the name). This pork ribs soup is intensely [Read More...]
This revitalizing Dong Quai and Red Date tea is a traditional recipe in Chinese food therapy. Although typically drank by women, it is consumed by men also. For women, this tea has been used for centuries to replenish the blood supply after a menstruation cycle or child birth. It is also used by Chinese women to relieve gynecological ailments, or menopausal symptoms. This recipe is so easy to make, with 3 simple steps that anyone can do at home [Read More ...]
Although the name of this Chinese soup sounds fancy and exotic, it is actually really REALLY easy to make. And it taste so good that it will excite your family and friends. They’ll also think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours when in fact, all of the ingredients for this soup require little or no [Read More...]
This is a simple Chinese soup recipe that will help you keep your cool, literally! Winter melon soups are a must have on hot stuffy summer days to help the body stay cool and clear heat. There are a few variations to the Chinese winter melon soup. In my recipe, I make use of several common Asian [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.
With little time to spare in the kitchen lately, I have to flip through my mental recipe rolodex more meticulously to come up with a tasty soup that is fast and easy to make. Undoubtedly, I got the perfect idea. In 35 minutes, I made this delicious healthy vegetable soup that is naturally low fat, low calorie, and gluten-free. [Read More...]
This tea tastes great. In fact, it tastes a bit like iced tea but with a hint of sweet hawthorn fragrance when served cool. This tea is so refreshing and aperitive. I love a cup of this tea after a heavy meal has been had. This is because hawthorn is known to aid in digestion and support [Read More...]
If you had ever ordered a green bean (or “mung bean”) dessert soup at an Asian-style dessert house, you would know that there are many ways to enjoy this delightful naturally fat-free low-calorie item. It can be served cold on hot summer days as a refreshing cool sweet snack, or served hot in the winter to warm [Read More...]
This is a heavenly and unbelievably refreshing papaya and milk dessert soup, with the light fragrance and taste of almonds. It is lightly-sweetened, yet so delicious and thirst-quenching that this cold dessert is just perfect on a hot day. This dessert has moisturizing and skin-beautifying functions. This soup is also remarkably easy and inexpensive to make.
With Spring already here, the winter root vegetables and squashes are at a tail end of their seasonality. And one of my favorite winter vegetables, daikon, will soon disappear in the supermarkets until the next winter season. So while I can still find them, I decided to purchase some and make my last daikon soup until the [Read More...]