Magic of Homemade Chinese Soups
Welcome to the original website where the love and magic of homemade chinese soups are shared from my website to your homes and kitchens.
Are you far away from home? Nurse your homesickness or cravings by replicating that well-loved soup from home. Increase your soup repertoire beyond a basic egg drop soup and throw some wonton parties.
Walk into a chinese grocery store and shop with more confidence and less bewilderment. Identify that chinese herb or chinese kitchen tool or condiment.
Many chinese restaurants serve wonderful luxurious soups using expensive ingredients and elaborate cooking techniques. When they are served, they are both a feast for the eyes and for the stomach. A gastronomical experience indeed!
But magical moments with chinese soups happen in the humble home kitchen. Home-cooked, with simple ingredients, using simple cooking methods, using simple cooking utensils, served piping hot ... with love.
A simple lotus root soup with lean pork ribs. Photo credit: Phoebe Lim
Why Create This Website?
Hi, my name is Phoebe and I live on a small tropical island republic in Southeast Asia called Singapore. There are many chinese living here, mostly descendants of immigrants from China.
I grew up with home made soups at our dinner table. They were common sight and for many years they were just part of the meal, nothing special. I took what I know and enjoy for granted until I stayed abroad for a couple of years.
They have been my good friend: comforting me when I am sick or cold and pampering me when I have a tummy ache. I have even lost weight drinking soups.
I am not an expert cook and I do not spend long hours in the kitchen nor do I want to. The soups I make have to be easy and hassle-free. My late grandma will shake her head at my minimalist cooking approach. What to do? I have been corrupted by modernity.
I know that many people are interested to make chinese food but are unfamiliar with the ingredients such as chinese vegetables, the preparation like how to thicken soup, and cooking methods. It would be a shame to let these stop people from enjoying chinese soups.
This is why I created this website. All that I know about homemade chinese soups I have attempted to record down here in the simplest terms. Nothing fanciful or laborious. Simple, easy to make, for the newbies.
I am also not a food photographer and do not intend to become one because it takes too long to become good at it. I rather cook and write. However, I understand that photos and pictures are important on a food site. So, I try my best to take pictures of the finished soups, the ingredients and anything I think relevant. They are taken with point-and-shoot cameras and recently my mobile phone. What I can't take or have no time to take, I rely on wonderful flickr users.
I hope you will make use of the information here to prepare some nice chinese soups for your family, friends and most importantly, for yourself.
What's new on the site
Nov 19, 2013
Homemade Chinese Soups, the original chinese soup recipes site
Discover magic at Homemade Chinese Soups, the original chinese soup recipes website. Find asian recipes and info on chinese pots and methods.
Sep 10, 2013
My Chinese Soup Recipe Index, An Alphabetical List of Free Homemade Soups Online
This chinese soup recipe index is an alphabetical listing of chinese soups you can make at home. Some of the best soup recipes, I dare say.
Sep 10, 2013
Asian Vegetables and Chinese Vegetables Commonly Used In Soups
A list of asian vegetables are commonly used in chinese soups and chinese cooking. Use the pictures of these vegetables to spot them at the market and make some soup!
Sep 02, 2013
Oxtail soup recipe, oxtail, oxtail recipes
Looking for an oxtail soup recipe? Here are 2 where the gelatin in the cartilage imparts a smoothness to a slow cooked soup.
Sep 02, 2013
Chinese lunch boxes, insulated lunch totes for soups on the move
Use chinese lunch boxes such as the tingkat, insulated lunch box and vacuum flask to pack chinese soups for lunch and even for picnics.
Sep 02, 2013
Black chickens | Silkie chicken | Silky chicken
Black chickens are also known as silkie chicken or silky chicken. Black chicken is commonly found in chinese herbal recipes.
Aug 30, 2013
These chicken soup recipes are healthy chicken recipes
Find out why these chinese chicken are nourishing and try some of the free homemade chicken recipes here.
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Thank you very much and HAPPY SOUPING!
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