Headline »

December 24, 2020 – 1:14 pm | One Comment | 4,234 views

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 …

Read the full story »
Soups for Children

Soups that are designed and suitable for children of all ages.

Spring Soups

Soups designed to remove humidity and cleanse the body of toxins.

Summer Soups

Summer soups that help relieve heatiness, cool the body and provide additional internal moisture for those extra hot days.

Fall Soups

Soups that have have the balance of removing heatiness and are slightly warming. These soups are good transition soups into winter.

Winter Soups

Soups designed to be consumed in the dry and cold winter months where the body needs replenishment of moisture and warmth.

Home » Roots, Vegetables

Water Chestnuts

Submitted by on May 30, 2009 – 4:05 pm12 Comments | 149,427 views

Ingredient Name:  Water chestnuts also known as Chinese water chestnuts
Traditional Chinese Name:  馬蹄 (mǎtí)
What is this?
  • The edible corn (or root) portion of the water chestnut plant
  • It is a small round corn with crispy white flesh
  • It can be consumed raw, boiled, steamed, grilled, pickled, and used in a variety of Chinese desserts, dishes and soups
  • It is slightly sweet and retains its crispiness (even after being cooked)

How do I prepare it?

  • Fresh water chestnuts contain a high amount of dirt because they grow submerged in water
  • Rinse well under warm water
  • Peel with a knife of peeler (like you would an apple) the skin of the water chestnut
  • Some people like to soak in slightly salted water (to prevent browning of the root)

Where can I buy this?

  • You can purchase fresh water chestnuts from most Asian supermarkets and wet marts in Hong Kong
  • You can also purchase frozen water chestnuts
  • Canned water chestnuts are also available

What is the cost?

  • Water chestnuts are relatively affordable and costs around $5 HKD for 10 medium sized water chestnuts

Any benefits?

  • Water chestnuts are an excellent source of dietary fiber, riboflavin, Vitamin B6, potassium, copper and manganese
  • They contain a high amount of carbohydrates and starch
  • It is a relatively cooling food and is said to help relieve coughs

Any precautions?

  • Due to its relatively cooling effect, pregnant women (especially those who have not yet reached 3 months to term) should consume with caution
  • Raw water chestnuts contain a disease called Fasciolopsiasis, in which a parasite infects the plant (the water chestnut) being eaten.  This can cause in extreme cases diarrhea, fever, stomach pains and fever – so be sure to boil and cook water chestnuts thoroughly before consumption

Any substitutes?

  • Depending on the soup you’re making, you can substitute with fresh apples, but then you may be better off making another soup instead and not use arrowroots

Additional Information?

  • Fresh water chestnuts can keep in the fridge for up to 1-2 weeks if sealed
  • Frozen water chestnuts can keep for up to 6 months in the freezer
  • You can also purchase canned water chestnuts



  • Pochette Longchamp Longchamps Boutique HwLbh Mia nonna Orecchini Buon Natale,
    Babbo Natale draghi e scarpe Alex poteri e ad una nuova forma di libro
    e mia madre e mia zia e il mio conto, senza il mio collo per Sisara
    CAMERE New notte possono e ringraziare MI chiudere la mia E so ami oh e guardare il modo migliore e mi piace Elfi Rudolph Luclar destra.

    Grazie! Pull formaggio, Ashlin zinco draghi Babbo Babbo Natale e
    ogni bene, per quanto riguarda il lavoro di Body Shop.
    Sac Longchamp En Solde Longchamp Sac Pas Cher VJUrg Disponibile in rosa, bianco e champagne sarà grande
    come le scarpe da ballo, ma per coloro che sono abituati ad usare i tacchi alti, tacchi alti e pompe avere un’altezza di 5,5
    cm. Naturalmente, parte di esso è stato compensato
    da un 1,75 blocchi, ma sono ancora molto, molto grande,
    e probabilmente non sarà molto comodo per ballare.
    Saint Francois De Longchamp Sac Ordinateur Longchamp JcbOJ
    Munchbar hanno già una causa per molestie sessuali succedendo adesso u può querela munchbar Google e lo trovano.
    Qualcosa dovrebbe aprire due nuove sedi in Sodo. Longchamp Sac Pas Cher Sacs Longchamps nngoX Anche se non mi sbaglio, c’è un modo per
    pulire le macchie d’acqua da loro, messo su Pinterest una volta, si potrebbe desiderare
    di check it out. Ho appena comprato il mio primo paio di Uggs e sono 29 e li amo.
    Sac Ordinateur Longchamp Magasin Sac Longchamp rYtrY Camini sporchi carbone non regolamentati, che è dove la Cina.

    Centrali a carbone nucleari e pulite nella zona occidentale degli
    Stati Uniti (che di grossa ha i suoi problemi pure, ma è piuttosto
    un altro impegno di vita).

    Longchamps Soldes Longchamp Sac Bandouliere Auwms Gli uomini hanno sempre fatto
    affidamento su camicia bianca, perché ci vuole a zero secondi per pensarci e portarlo fuori dall’armadio.
    E le donne sono basati sulle maglie diffusione Uomini seni seno a dormire o anche
    durante l’estate per sostituire se stesso sarong spiaggia sovrapposizione.
    Prix Sac Longchamp Bracelet Longchamps xaaQj Penso anche che è fortemente
    legato alla paura di una sorta di paura della paura stessa.

    O come il grande filosofo LA, Raquel Welch, ha detto che la
    paura di attraversare uno o il ponte figurativo.. Sac Longchamp En Solde Sac Kate Moss Longchamp xOBVO La settimana
    scorsa ero in giro con Andrea scomparsa nel bel mezzo della notte, dopo
    che Andrea ha spinto davanti a un autobus in una accesa discussione davanti al
    giudice Christopher (ovviamente). La mattina dopo,
    Christopher lamentato di come le sue azioni avrebbero colpito Andrea
    fuga, mentre altri hanno usato come scusa per i loro rifiuti.

  • nolrandi says:

    I read this post fully regarding the difference of newest and previous technologies, it’s
    awesome article.

  • Humberto says:

    Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your web site,
    how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable
    deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  • Currently it appears like Movable Type is the top blogging
    platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using
    on your blog?

    My web page … criminal lawyers orlando fl Orlando FL

  • When some one searches for his vital thing, thus he/she desires to be available that in detail,
    thus that thing is maintained over here.

  • Hi, all is going well here and ofcourse every
    one is sharing facts, that’s in fact fine, keep up writing.

  • When someobe writes an piece of writing he/she maintains the image
    of a user in his/her brajn that how a user can be aware of it.
    Thus that’s whyy this paragraph iis great. Thanks!

  • google says:

    Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page,
    and your views are nice in favor of new visitors.

    Look into my web page … google

  • the pepper says:

    Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be
    on the web the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people
    consider worries that they just don’t know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  • I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I
    thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but
    certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  • Do you have any video of that? I’d care to find out more details.

    Look into my weblog seo marketing new port richey

  • pochettes says:

    Right now it looks like Expression Engine is the top blogging platform out
    there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

7 Pingbacks »

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also Comments Feed via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.