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White Fungus, Red Date, Lotus Seed & Barley Soup

Yeah, it’s quite a long name. πŸ™‚

Strictly speaking, this soup should belong to dessert, since it’s a sweet soup not a savory soup.

Main ingredients are white fungus (soak in the water first till completely softened and remove the yellow bottom), red dates (remove the core), barley (wash clean), lotus seeds (remove the green sprouts in the middle if there is any to avoid bitter taste) and wolf berries.

Put all ingredients in a pot. Here I used a rice cooker. Add in enough water.

Also add in several sugar cubes according to your preference.

I chose “soup” function on the rice cooker. And it cooked for approximately 3 hours. If you use normal pot on stove. You can bring to boil with high heat first, then simmer with low heat for 1.5 hours.

Soup is nice. Because it contains red dates and white fungus, it is also called beauty soup.

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My husband loves it.

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Shiitake & Wolfberry Chicken Leg Soup

Ingredients:

Several shiitakes

Some wolfberries

1 big whole chicken leg

Ginger slices

Salt

Chopped spring onion

Put chicken leg, shiitake, ginger slices and wolfberries in a deep pot. Add in enough water covers all ingredients. 

When water boils, turn to low heat. Cover the lid. And simmer for at least 40 mins.

Sprinkle some salt and chopped spring onion. Cover the lid for another minute.

Easy Shiitake Chicken Leg Soup


This soup is very easy. Just put chicken leg in a pot, add in enough water. At first, use medium heat. After water gets boiled, turn to low heat. Cook for half an hour. Then add in shiitake and wolf berries. Cook for at least another half an hour. Add in salt and it’s done.

It actually took me one hour and a half to make this soup. Just the longer you cook it, the better it will taste.