Yuk Chuk Herbal Soup (玉竹草药汤)

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Ready : 3  hrs 30 mins [Prep : 15 mins † Cooking : 3hrs 15 mins]
Serve : 4 with other dishes
Generic : Boil/Simmer
Level : More than easy
Idle : 3 hrs 15 mins Printable Recipe.

Clean, Nourishing And Natural Sweetness Herbal Soup

“Yuk Chuk (玉竹)” is called “Polygonatum Odoratum/Solomon’s Seal” and is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is neutral and tastes a little bit sweetish. With Yuk Chuk (玉竹), Red Dates (红枣), Honey Dates, Wolfberries (杞子), Bei Qi (贝齐) and Dang Shen (党参), this simple “Yuk Chuk Herbal Soup (玉竹草药汤)” is soothing and very nourishing; flavored with natural sweetness – not to mention that these herbs also pack a whole host of medicinal benefits. This is most suitable for our Hot & Humid Weather. Here’s The Viand’s simple version of, Yuk Chuk Herbal Soup (玉竹草药汤)




  • Yuk Chuk, Honey Dates (optional), Kei Zi (Wolfberries), Dang Shen, Bei Qi and Red Dates. Wash everything and soak for abt 10-15 mins with warm water, just to get rid of any impurities.
    Blanched lean Pork Rib (or any lean meat will do). If U prefer Chicken, remove the skin (blanching not needed).


  • Just a pinch of Salt to taste. U simply do not want to cloud the soup in any way. *** Note : Just dash of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice/sauce – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!



  • Step 1 : Dump everything in hot boiling water before transferring to the Slow-cooker. This way, U’ll save some boiling time. Set heat to Low and let it simmer for at least 3-4 hrs or till the herbs soften.
    U really gotta put in the 3- 4 hours to get the nourishment of the herbs into the soup. To avoid the Meat being overcooked too soft, U might wanna take them out after abt 2 hour or so. Put them back into the hot soup just b4 serving.
    If U don’t have a Slow-cooker, simply simmer at the lowest possible heat. U might need a little more water cos, evaporation will be more. All the other steps are the same.
  • Step 2 : After 3-4 hrs, ur bowl of nourishing and soothing “Yuk Chuk Herbal Soup” is ready to be served hot.

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