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Soup Name:  Basic Chinese Chicken Soup Stock (Soup Base)

Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞湯 (qīng jī tāng)

Introduction: This is the base Chinese Chicken Soup stock that …

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Chinese Radish

Submitted by on September 12, 2009 – 2:14 pmNo Comment | 19,582 views
Ingredient Name: Chinese Radish, Japanese Radish, Green Carrot, or Daikon
Traditional Chinese Name:  蘿蔔(qíng luóbo)
What is this?
  • Mildly flavoured and pale coloured radish
  • It is often found in East Asian dishes (such as soups and stews)
  • They can be found in various colours such as green or white and variations in between
  • Their sizes vary and can grow to be 8-14 inches in length
  • Different varieties of the Chinese radish can come in various shapes as well depending how they are grown and where they come from

How do I prepare it?

  • Wash thoroughly in cool water
  • Peel skin prior to use as the skin is tougher than regular carrots

Where can I buy this?

  • You can buy from any asian supermarket  

What is the cost?

  • Chinese radishes are relatively affordable

Any benefits?

  • Chinese radishes aid in digestion
  • Low in saturated fats and cholesterol
  • Excellent food for weight loss

Any precautions?

  • It is considered a cooling food
  • Not ideal to be consumed if you have a cough or cold
  • Pregnant women and those menstruating should take caution as it may cause contractions if consumed in great amounts

Any additional information?

  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • You will know that the Chinese radish has gone bad when the texture is no longer firm to the touch
  • They generally store for up to a week


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