Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup 淮山白果汤

by Angie Liew
Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup

This is a simple but exceptionally nutritious soup suited for both the young and old. This soup is naturally infused with the mild sweetness from the fresh chinese yam and the wolfberries  with a hint of yu zhu taste and the unique aroma from the gingko nuts. Nourishing properties aside, the taste of this soup is just heavenly. Nothing beats a bowl of this refreshing homemade soup which is ideal especially during hot and humid summer days.

 

Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup

 

 

Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup

 

 

Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup

Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup

Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup 淮山白果汤

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
This is a simple but exceptionally refreshing soup that everyone loves. Simply boil chinese yam with all other ingredients to make this soup. Very good to serve during hot summer weather.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 300 gram fresh chinese yam (huai shan), peeled, cut into pieces
  • 15 gingko nuts, shelled and skinned
  • 20 gram yu zhu (solomon's seal rhizome)
  • 8 pitted red dates
  • 1 chicken whole leg
  • 1 tbsp salt, to taste
  • 1.5 litre water

    Instructions

    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Have ready all ingredients to make this soup.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Remove skin from chinese yam and cut into big pieces. This tuber vegetable is loaded with lots of beneficial properties.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Remove the shell from gingko nuts and then boil the nuts in water for 5 minutes. Then remove the skin.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Wash, soak the dried wolfberries in cold water for 5 minutes and drained.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Rinse and drain yu zhu (Solomon Seal Rhizome), a nutritious chinese herb. It is believed to have nourishing effects on our lung and stomach.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Wash and drained well the red dates.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Wash, skinned the chicken whole leg and cut into big pieces.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Blanched in hot water, about 5 minutes to remove impurities.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      In a soup pot, first bring some water (1500 ml) to a boil. Then add in the blanched pieces of chicken.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Next add in the rest of the ingredients.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Followed by salt ( to taste ).
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Then simmer the soup over low heat for about 1 hour. If using a pressure cooker, just pressure cook for 30 minutes.
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Adjust salt according to taste. And we're done!
    • Chinese Yam With Gingko Soup
      Ladle up and serve the soup hot.

Enjoy!

Notes

When peeling the chinese yam, make sure the peeled chinese yam does not touch your skin or it may cause itch.
Pork ribs may be used instead of chicken.

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