Saturday, February 23, 2013

Chinese Burdock Root & Kei Chi (Wolfberry) Soup

Whoever said vegetarian food is boring, lifeless and tasteless? Not me at all albeit I am not a pure vegetarian. In my house, its a balance. After all, we talk about balancing so much chores at one go, especially so true for us ladies, when it comes to a vegetarian meal for my other half-half, it must be the typical Indian vegetarian call (Spicy Chickpea Long Beans, Eggplant In Spicy Sauce, Hot Masala Lentil Soup, Yogurt Rasam, Stir Fried Cumin Spinach & Dhal Vegetable Soup). Whereas anything goes for me (Panini Malaysian Style & Mint Mushroom Burger). Literally anything. 

But there is the excitement when you can make a Chinese Style Vegetarian Soup just to prove to people that Chinese vegetarian meals can be trilling to our taste-buds too. Remember the Winter Melon Wolfberry Soup? That's right everyone. So, ahahaha! I made this Chinese Burdock Kei Chi/Wolfberry Soup. Pointless too if I don't use up some of the ingredients I still have, so, a good heapful of wolfberries and the rest of the Chinese ingredients as listed below, how about we slurp into this pleasing-soothing and easy to make Chinese (Shanghai Noodles & Vegetarian Noodle Soup) Burdock & Kei Chi Soup? Awesome right? I know.

1 stick (about 200g) burdock root - wash, remove the skin and slice into medium size pieces
50g kei chi - soak to soften
4-5 pieces Chinese black fungus - soak to soften and slice
1 sheet of fucuk/dried soy sheets - soak and tear into large pieces
1/2 litre vegetable stock
Spring onion as needed - slice thinly
5 garlic - smashed
Few drops of sesame oil
Salt to taste

Simmer garlic, sliced roots and vegetable stock to soften the roots. 
Add kei chi, fungus and fucuk.
Simmer for another 5 mins and off the heat.
Before serving, garnish with spring onion and drizzle sesame oil.
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  1. I think you come up with great recipes every time. This looks like a perfect healthy soup.

  2. NK, this is so new to me! I don't even know what Kechi is! Must check out the ingredients online and try it!

  3. I'm drooling ms.nava!! i love soup!! and this soup is a must try for me.. :)

    thank u for sharing...

  4. Blank or not, your creativity never seems to leave you my friend, this looks delicious :D


  5. Kei Chi is very good. Can make Kei Chi Jelly also

  6. This is a lovely soup. A neutral soup that suits most people!


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