49 Comments

  1. Food Glorious Food!
    September 2, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    My mom used to make this for me when I was younger… YUmmy…. I can smell the aroma… thanks for sharing dear and have a great weekend!

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  2. Belinda @zomppa
    September 2, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    You sound like my dad. =) I have to learn more about these roots and herbs and how to make them good – you certainly do. We’d love to learn more!

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  3. Erin
    September 2, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    Look at all those mushrooms! What a comforting soup!

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  4. anthony stemke
    September 2, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    This looks good. The long cooking of the chicken imparts a lot of flavour.
    When I used to live near Asian groceries, I enjoyed seeing all the unusual products there, and from time to time trying some.
    Enjoyed reading this post. Thank You.

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  5. Food, Fun and Life in the Charente
    September 2, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    Wish I could get these ingredients, I might in a large city but not in the country. It sounds wonderful, and I have a permanent cough. It drives my husband crazy!! Have a good weekend Diane

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  6. Sobha Shyam
    September 2, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    interesting soup, nice to know about the benefits too..

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  7. Vicki Bensinger
    September 2, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    What a fascinating post. With healthy ingredients like these I’m thrilled you shared this recipe. It sounds wonderful and with fall right at our doorstep flu’s will be abundant. This recipe will be sure to come in handy. I’m printing it out now so I won’t forget it. Great post!

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  8. Dzoli
    September 2, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    When it comes to soup I agree,nothing better than good nourishing soup.Not sure I could get all ingredients here ,but your soup looks fantastic:)

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  9. Veronica's Kitchen
    September 2, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    Delicious soup with healing power! When we are sick or feeling too much heat in the body, I like to make Chinese herbal soup to help cleansing the body. Soup is very important to Chinese at dinner time as a normal dinner consists of 3 dishes and 1 soup.

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  10. Christine's Pantry
    September 2, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    September 3, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    I wish I had some of this soup tonight- I am fight off a cold! Looks great Purabi!

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  12. Mari Sterling Wilbur
    September 3, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    This sounds wonderful and perfect for winter. Fortunately I live near a large city with a variety multi-cultural grocery stores. I’ll have to try this out. Great photos – it’s always nice to see the recipe as the meal is prepared and finished.

    http://www.mariscamera.blogspot.com/

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  13. rinku
    September 3, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    This looks great! I love the addition of the tangerine peels.

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  14. Amelia's De-ssert
    September 3, 2011 @ 3:57 am

    Delicious herbal soup. yum yum

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  15. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen
    September 3, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    Purabi, this sounds like the best medicine! Chicken soup is good for body and soul anyway but all the different flavours you’ve added make it infinitely more tempting – particularly if the tastebuds are suffering a cold.

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  16. The Culinary Lens
    September 3, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    I always think a slow boiled chicken soup is great when you are feeling poorly so I can only imagine how it is with the extra medicinal ingredients.

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  17. Giulietta @ Alterkitchen
    September 3, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Well, this looks like an healthy and nutricious soup, indeed! Great dish!

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  18. Ann
    September 3, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    Purabi that is the COOLEST thing EVER! I love that they sell soups like that! I think I would buy one of every packet and write what they’re for….then keep them in my pantry!

    I make chicken stock for soups and cooking. Chicken Soup is my “go to” soup when I don’t feel well – which I suspect is the same for most Americans!

    Thanks and I’m glad you’re feeling better!

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  19. Peggy
    September 3, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    This sounds like an amazing soup – might have to search for those ingredients for the upcoming winter months =)

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  20. julie
    September 3, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    Wow..comfort soup.. Thanx for sharing the benefits n so much informations, will try getting it!
    Thanx again for visiting my blog n leaving your sweet comments!!

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  21. Parsley Sage
    September 3, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    So glad you got greedy on this one! That soup looks and sounds pretty delicious and the fact that it can help you feel better if you have a cold is even better! Buzzed 🙂

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  22. Tina
    September 3, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    Glad you are feeling better! This post is so informative and a good way to keep away from the doctor. I like food as medicine instead of prescriptions any day! Also the gift of health is a great idea.
    I enjoyed reading this, well done. Purabi-have a great weekend!

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  23. Kimby
    September 3, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    I like how you separated the ingredients on a plate so we could see each one — thank you. (Your soup looked so delicious, I felt healthier just gazing at the pictures!) Glad you’re feeling better, Purabi!

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  24. Charles
    September 4, 2011 @ 12:21 am

    Lovely looking soup – Alas I think I’d have a hard time finding many of these ingredients in France but perhaps I can set my sister to work (she lives in mainland China) – can always request a delivery of such exotic looking goodies 🙂

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  25. Hamaree Rasoi
    September 4, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    A very healthy and delicious soup. With so many exotic ingredients it must have been an awesome preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  26. Junia
    September 4, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    ahhh i teach my students to use gestures when they don’t know how to say something to me in Spanish! hurrah for making something new and overcoming your cough!! 😀

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  27. Sandra
    September 4, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    i am sorry to hear that you are sick.hope that soup helped you! Looks wonderful by the way! I really love how you write, very honest and I can just imagine your communication trying to figure out how to make this soup:))Thank you for sharing..will see if my Asian market carry all the ingredients!

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  28. Anne@frommysweetheart
    September 4, 2011 @ 4:32 am

    Purabi! This post came just in time. Both my son and I came home yesterday feeling like we were fighting a cold. So the medicinal properties in this soup would be appreciated. Plus…if you tell me this is good against aging…I’ll eat the whole pot! This soup looks wonderful!

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  29. Foodycat
    September 4, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    I love this kind of soup. I think I’d have to add some garlic and ginger as well though!

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  30. Lizzy
    September 4, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    I needed a bowl of this the other night…I think allergies were getting to me. So clear and beautiful~

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  31. purabi naha
    September 4, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Sandra, thanks for appreciating the post and my writing skills. Yes, I do write honestly.

    Charles, lucky you! You can always tell your sister to bring along packs of these herbal soup ingredients for you and store them for cool winters! Thanks for liking my post!!

    Ann, I am so glad that you liked the recipe. Yes, even I love chicken soup whenever I am not well (and otherwise, too!). But, when you add these medicinal ingredients which actually enhance the taste of the soup, you are doubling the value of the soup altogether!

    Veronica, thanks for your comment. Yes, I have some Chinese friends now, who tell me that a soup like this is a must in their diet always!! I love the healthy Chinese food habits…they are so particular about what they are eating!

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  32. Elra's cooking and baking
    September 4, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    Thank you so much for this valuable lesson about Chinese ingredients. I am tempted of trying it 🙂

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  33. Lilly
    September 4, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    You are very adventures for making soup with these ingredients. I see them at the store all the time but never bother to buy them. I am glad it helped you to loose that cough!

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  34. Emily of The Best of this Life
    September 5, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    Thank you Purabi for your lovely note on my blog. I’m so happy that you came by and that I discovered your blog too! This recipe is so intriguing and it’s really great that you gave so much information about the herbs and chinese medicine, very informative 🙂
    I do hope you’ll visit again soon,
    Emily

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  35. CinnamonNChillies
    September 5, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Hello Purabi. Thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. You have a lovely space here. Am a vegetarian, so I walked through some of you veggie recipes. They look yummy. Esp ur last post about mustard and poppy seed paste. Am bookmarking it 🙂 Do keep coming often. Would love to hear from u.

    http://www.CinnamonNChillies.com

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  36. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    September 5, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    Whenever I go back to my husband’s home in Taiwan, my mother-in-law makes similar soup, and last time she gave me several packs of all these ingredients. I wrote down a memo of how to make the soup and I totally misplaced it. Now it’s too late to ask…she probably thinks I made the soup already (and I haven’t made even once). I guess I’m going to need your tutorial. Haha. Anyway this post is so educational and I love it!!

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  37. Curry and Comfort
    September 5, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    I hope this soup did the trick for you and you’re feeling better! I know that I need this soup for my son. He’s always getting bad coughs in the winter. He’s starting school and he gets all the illness then. Thanks for sharing this. : )

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  38. Manu
    September 5, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    I love how you learnt how to make a new recipe on the spot! It sounds delicious and the fact that it is also good for you, makes it special! Thanks for sharing this Purabi!

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  39. San Jose Love
    September 6, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    I actually really love the herbal soups. There’s a Vietnamese herbal dessert soup too that’s very delicious. great post!

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  40. Jay
    September 7, 2011 @ 5:30 am

    looks delicious dear…
    I’ve tagged you in my post…check out n have fun..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  41. Biny Anoop
    September 7, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    secret unveiled…great one dear…love chinese flavour..may not have it daily but once a week atleast

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  42. Katherine Martinelli
    September 7, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    What a great resource! Thanks for translating all the ingredients and saying what health benefits they have. I love soup of any kind and this looks great!

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  43. Tiffany
    September 8, 2011 @ 1:53 am

    I could use some soup right now… it’s been raining here for DAYS!

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  44. cookingvarieties
    September 8, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    hi purabi, this herb chicken soup is very popular amongst the chinese in malaysia. they have plenty of medicinal herbs.
    i think the ayurvedic also has a way to make medicinal herb recipes too, may be you can share with us also

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  45. Curt
    September 9, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    Wow, there are a lot of interesting flavors there. Sounds great!

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  46. purabi naha
    September 9, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    Thank you, everyone, for your beautiful comments on this post! I am really glad that all of you appreciate healthy food so much! I have adopted this soup in my family’s meal. I am sure, it is a great step forward towards improving the overall health and boosting the immunity for my family!

    Eat well, stay well!

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  47. Shu Han
    September 9, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    yes, chinese slow-cooked soups are so healthy and so flavourful and all the ingredients are incredibly nourishing for the body! I’m lucky enough to have my mum handpack herbs for me into “instant” packets of herbal soup that I just have to throw into the slow cooker with some chicken or pork for an easy healthy dinner!

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    September 14, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

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  49. Magic of Spice
    September 16, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Lovely flavors here and a very informative post 🙂

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