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Chinese White Radish Soup 白萝卜汤
White Radish Soup is known to help in cleansing and detoxifying our digestive system. With a touch of sweetness from the red dates and the extra kick and spice from the peppercorns, this soup is indeed a refreshing, comforting, and hearty soup everyone enjoys every now and then. Low in calories with virtually no cholesterol, these chunks of radish make for a very good dietary option for many people too.
    1. Wash the chicken, trimming away excess fat and then chop into smaller pieces. Blanch the chicken pieces in a pot of boiling water to remove the scum. Set the chicken pieces aside.
    2. Heat up enough water for the soup, about 2 1/2 bowls. When water is boiling, add the chunks of radish, chicken pieces, red dates and lightly crushed whole white peppercorns. Bring to a rapid boil.
    3. Leave to boil for about 15 minutes.
    4. Cover, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 1 hour.
    5. Add kei qi and continue to simmer for another 1 hour or till soup reduced to 1 1/2 bowls water.
    6. Season with salt to taste before serving.
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