November 16, 2018
Early Winter Replenishing Soup
Even though we have entered winter, but the weather in Hong Kong is still hovering around 25 degrees Celsius. You should gently replenish the body with soups and avoid strong tonic ingredients as it may lead to heat related symptoms such as dry mouth and acne. A lot of Hong Kong people are prone to dampness body types, try to add ingredients that strengthen the spleen and stomach. Build a strong foundation for the coming winter.
Appropriately add in light replenishing ingredients such as Chinese yam, black soya beans, pine nuts, sesame, and longan meat.
Vegetarian lotus root soup with shiitake mushroom and black fungus
Effects: replenish qi and nourish the kidneys, strengthen the spleen and promote fluid production
Ingredients: 1 lotus root, 5 shiitake mushrooms, 2 black fungus with white backs, 80g chestnuts (about 2 taels), 40g cashews, 3 candied dates
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly, peel lotus root and cut into slices. Soak mushrooms for 30 minutes, remove the stem and keep the water used for soaking. Soak black fungus for 40 minutes and cut into small pieces.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 1.5 hour. Add salt to taste.