Ling Ngau Tong (莲藕花生汤/Lotus Root and Peanuts Soup)

“A Hearty Comforting Soup” – Ready : 3-4 hrs Generic : Boil/Simmer Difficulty : Easy [ Prep : 10 mins † Cooking : 3-4 hrs (this is just idle simmering time) ] Printable Recipe – – RePosT The VianD would be very surprised if this Chinese soup dish has not been blogged time after time with written memories of childhood kitchens, mothers and grandmothers…

Bottled Bird’s Nest Soup (With A Tweak)

“Sweet bowl of Dessert” – Ready : 10 mins Generic : Steam Difficulty : Easy [ Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 5 mins ] Printable Recipe – – Bird’s Nest Soup (燕窝) – “the caviar of the East” – is one of the most luxurious and expensive but also most controversial delicacies in Chinese cuisine. The shallow cup-shaped…

Slow-Cooker Herbal Chicken Soup

“Clear, Nourishing And Natural Sweetness Herbal Soup” Ready : 3-4 hrs Generic : SlowCooker Difficulty : Easy [ Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 3-4 hrs ] Printable Recipe —   This essentially an exact version of “Double-Boiled Herbal Black (Silkie) Chicken Soup (滋补乌鸡汤)” – click for recipe, but done in Slow Cooker and using Free Range Chicken. So why re-post…

Classic Double-Boiled Pure Chicken Essence (炖鸡精)

“Aromatic Nourishing Pure Chicken Essence” Ready : 3-4 hrs Generic : DoubleBoil Difficulty : Tedious [ Prep : 30 mins † Cooking : 3-4 hrs ] Printable Recipe —   Chicken essence is the extract of juice from a smashed-up whole Chicken (flesh and bones everything together). The Chinese do the extraction by an ingenious way of double-boiling the Chicken (Chicken alone, no…

Double-Boiled Pure Chicken Essence (炖鸡精)

“Aromatic Nourishing Pure Chicken Essence” Ready : 3-4 hrs Generic : DoubleBoil Difficulty : Tedious [ Prep : 30 mins † Cooking : 3-4 hrs ] Printable Recipe —   Chicken essence is the extract of juice from a smashed-up whole Chicken (flesh and bones everything together). The Chinese do the extraction by an ingenious way of double-boiling the Chicken (Chicken alone, no…

Double-Boiled Herbal Black (Silkie) Chicken Soup (滋补乌鸡汤)

“Clear, Nourishing And Natural Sweetness Herbal Soup” Ready : 3-4 hrs Generic : DoubleBoil Difficulty : Easy [ Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 3-4 hrs ] Printable Recipe —   “Herbal“, to all of us – in many ways, suggest an unpalatable flavor, maybe even a bitter-tasting medicinal-like concoction that is very unappealing.  In all honesty,  this could not be further from the truth…

Double-Boiled Wine Chicken

“Simple Delicious Chinese Wine Chicken” — Ready : 1 hrs 10 mins [Prep : 10 mins † Cooking : 1 hrs] Printable Recipe —   “Wong Zhao Kai or Chinese Yellow Wine Chicken” is a classic and well-known Hakka dish which is labeled as Confinement food. The VianD has posted two other versions of this dish; namely – “Classic Wong…

Double-Boiled Herbal Chicken Soup

“Clear, Nourishing And Natural Sweetness Herbal Soup” — Ready : 3-4 hrs [Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 3-4 hrs] Printable Recipe —   “Herbal“, to all of us – in many ways, suggest an unpalatable flavors, even bitter-tasting medicinal-like concoction that is very un-appealing.  In all honesty,  this could not be further from the truth because in…

Simple Bayam/Chinese Spinach (Amaranth) Soup

Ready : 20 mins  [Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 15 mins] Serve : 4 pax with other dishes Generic : Boil Level : More than easy Idle : None Printable Recipe.  “Simple Delicious Healthy Soup” To The VianD, Bayam (Amaranth) has always been associated with “baby food” LoL. Reason, well, this Veggie has always been incorporated into baby food in some…

Simple Sweet Baby BokChoy Soup

Ready : 20  mins [Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 15 mins] Serve : 3 with other dishes Generic : Boil Level : More than easy Idle : None Printable Recipe. “Delicious Simple Healthy Soup” Cultivated in China for centuries, BokChoy has played a large part not only in its cuisine, but also in traditional Chinese medicine (contain a wealth of vitamins…