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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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Zesty Tomato and Potato Soup

Submitted by on August 21, 2009 – 8:58 am4 Comments | 26,187 views


Soup Name: Zesty Tomato and Potato Soup

Traditional Chinese Name: 番茄湯 (fān qié tāng) 


This soup is called “zesty” because of the tangy and appetizing taste of the soup.  It is not considered an “old-fire” soup because it can be made on the fly and within an hour if you’re in a rush or just got home from work and really need that warm, broth in your belly.  It is ideal for toddlers (children over 1 due to the tomato content) and it is certainly a very hearty and delicious soup to consume any time.

What Ingredients are required?

1/2 pound of sliced pork meat
3 potatoes

2 large white onions

2-3 L of water
1 teaspoon of salt (to marinate the pork)

How do I prepare it?

  1. Use salt and mix into the pork slices.  Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Chop tomatoes and potatoes into large pieces.
  3. (Optional) Fry potatoes until edges are golden brown.
  4. Start boiling your water soup.
  5. In a separate pot, blanch the pork slices really quickly.
  6. Place all ingredients into your boiling soup water.
  7. Boil on high for 30 minutes.  
  8. Serve and enjoy!

 Any benefits?

  • Ideal for toddlers and children due to neutrality of the soup
  • Starch in the soup serves as a meal
  • Soup is designed for people with lack of appetite
  • Low in fat
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  • Dan says:

    Thank you. This looks delicious and easy to make. Will try it for my children.

  • Grace says:

    Made it last night! So simple and yummy – tastes just like mum’s soup. 😛

  • Gracie says:


    Can i ask pork bones instead of sliced pork?


  • LadyTong says:

    Dear Gracie, you can, but may need to boil longer. Pork slices are usually used for quick boil soups that you want to eat right away, while bones are better used for longer boils. But, definitely can use it! Lisa

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