nutritious chinese soup

March 15, 2007

Black Bean Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is universally known as a "get well" soup. There are so many ways to make chicken soup. Today, I shall highlight a very nutritious soup called "Black Bean Chicken Soup". This soup is widely brewed for new mothers in confinement. 'Confinement' here means a period of time a new mother rests and replenishes her body with herbal vitamins which is believed to assist in getting her body back to good health after childbirth. During confinement, skinless black chicken is preferred but as for daily consumption, chicken breast or a small free-range skinless chicken can be used.
March 29, 2007

Black Bean Fish Soup

Frankly speaking, I have never tried making this soup in fear it tastes fishy and intolerable. Maybe after a month of fish related dishes in my diet, I decided to be brave and try it out. I have had this recipe for quite a while but there was always a better alternative soup to brew which the bottom line says "non-fish base".