October 25, 2018
Dried Bakchoy Soup to Nourish Yin and Moisten the Lungs
Bak choy and dried Bak choy are a golden couple for making soup. Bak choy can clear heat and relieve irritability, promote fluid production and diuresis, relieve constipation. When matched with ingredients like bitter and sweet almonds that can relieve cough or figs that can mositen the lungs, it makes for a great soup in the fall.
Appropriately add in ingredients to promote fluid production and moisten the lungs. Example are polygonatum, radix glehniae, lily bulbs, and snow fungus.
Bak choy soup with dried Bak choy and bitter and sweet almonds
Effects: nourish yin and relieve dryness, alleviate symptoms related to oily food consumption or late nights such as sore throat, dry mouth and dry eyes.
Ingredients: 1 large bunch of Bak choy, 40g dried Bak choy (about 1 tael), 2 carrots, 1 apple, 20g bitter and sweet almonds, 3 figs, 2 candied dates
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel and core apple and cut into pieces. Peel carrots and cut into pieces.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 2 hours. Add salt to taste.