To the Chinese, foods have ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ properties. Yin foods have ‘cooling’ properties while yang foods have ‘hearty’ properties. On the other hand some foods are ‘neutral’. Since the old days, the Chinese strongly believed that DIET plays an important role in achieving a balanced ying / yang for an individual.
In Malaysia where it is always warm and humid, consuming ‘cooling’ food to counter the ‘heat’ — such as old cucumber soup ….. is definitely a MUST. It is also believed that this soup is also good for the skin and helps prevent aging. It is high in dietary fibre, calcium, iron and rich in vitamin A, B6 and C. With such wonderful properties about the soup, it’s no wonder this soup is most common and popular in Asian countries especially Singapore and Malaysia. Almost every Chinese family knows how to prepare this soup dish.
Whenever I drink this soup, it will bring back memories of my childhood when my mum used to cook this soup for us all the time…… Thank you mother! I really miss your cooking and I really miss you.
Nourishing Chinese tonic soup that helps to cool and revitalize our body!
Hope you are convinced on the wonderful goodness that comes with drinking this soup.
I am convinced!
As always …. enjoy!