Cuisines Archives: Chinese

Pear and White Fungus Sweet Soup

The weather is becoming colder and drier. I have been making Chinese soup remedy to balance the dry weather but haven’t been writing recipes. As this is my first Chinese soup recipe, I decided to make a simple one. Chinese make soup with ingredients which serve as remedy for different weather and sickness. For example this recipe is for dry weather which is good for skin and throat and have a moisturising effect. You can find all the ingredients in Chinese supermarkets. Traditionally, we use rock sugar to sweeten the soup. But I have a lot of dark muscovado sugar at home, so I decided to use that instead.

Pear and White Fungus Sweet Soup
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Pear and White Fungus Sweet Soup
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Instructions
  1. Soak the white fungus, sweet apricot kernels and bitter apricot kernels for an hour.
  2. Cut off the dark colour bit of the white fungus at the bottom and cut into small pieces.
  3. Peel off skin and the seed of Chinse pear. Remove the seed of red dates
  4. Put all the ingredients except dark muscovado and boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the suitable amount of dark muscovado to the sweetness that you like. Simmer for further 5 minutes until dissolved.
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Braised Seafood and Vegetables with Rice

I love dishes with a rich, thick sauce packed with flavour from the ingredients after you stew them. For me, this is a perfect combination with plain boiled rice. Unlike some other cultures, which prefers flavoured rice, we usually have plain boiled rice. Therefore, the sauce is a very important element in our dishes. We can mix this sauce with plain rice. My favourite braised dish is sliced beef and egg with rice, the beef and egg are so tender but full of flavour. Yesterday, I wanted to have a similar dish and found some frozen mixed seafood in the freezer, so I quickly went the Tesco nearby and grabbed some mixed vegetables, the Braised Seafood and Vegetables with Rice is quick and easy to make! The rich and thick sauce from the dish is from the large amount of water-corn starch mixture. I made it at the ratio of 2:1 which gives the right consistency. Feel free to use any other ingredients you may like. This is super simple and easy dish to make.

Braised Seafood and Vegetables with Rice
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Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Braised Seafood and Vegetables with Rice
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 Minutes
Cook Time
15 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan, cook the seafood. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic and ginger until you can smell the aroma. Add all other ingredients and seasoning and mix well until half cooked.
  3. Mix the water and corn flour. Add the mixture and the cooked seafood together. Turn to low heat and simmer for 5 minutes until the mixture is thick. Best served hot with boiled rice.
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