Saturday, February 23, 2013

Chinese Burdock Root & Kei Chi (Wolfberry) Soup

I've concluded that cooking is easier than deciding what to cook. Certain days I just don't know where to start. Pointless to buy ingredients unless I've decided on the dish. But when my other travels, its pretty much easier. Not sure if I should say its good or bad that he is not around but certainly I know I can make Chinese soups (chick kut teh 1, chicken with black vinegar and ginger, chick kut teh 2 and  winter melon wolfberries soup). 

No matter what, he won't come close to soups made with Chinese ingredients because of the smell. Trust me. I've tried to pacify many a times. Still not possibly to force feed him. Well, I suppose the key to a happy marriage is to eat what you like when your spouse is away. Obviously I love Chinese soups. Pleasing-soothing, easy to make, herbs bought from the neighbourhood Chinese medical hall and what else except simmer up.  

1 stick (about 200g) burdock root - wash, remove the skin and slice into medium size pieces
50g kei chi - soaked 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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