Thursday, 13 April 2006

Chicken Soup With Conch & Huai Shan

Did you heard or seen a dried Sea Conch before? Or had you used it in your daily soup? Did you know that Sea Conch(响螺片): Tastes sweet and of cold nature. It clears the liver, nourishes the lungs and benefits the organs. Those who suffer from weak QI energy and anaemia will benefit a lot from drinking sea conch soup.

So our Soup Of The Day will be this Chicken Soup With Conch & Huai Shan. As I had mention is the previous recipes before Huai Shan(淮山): Tastes sweet and of neutral nature. It nourishes the lungs and kidneys, strengthens the spleen, stop diarrhea, uplifts the spirit and benefits Qi as well.

1/2 Portion Of Chicken
4-5 Slices Of Dried Sea Conch(响螺片)
1 Section Of Fresh Huai Shan(淮山), abt 15cm
1 Tablespoon Qizi (枸杞子)
10g Dried Longans(桂圆肉)
2 Slices Ginger(老姜片)
1.5 Litres Water

1. Clean chicken and remove the lungs and parts of those oil and skins.
2. Scald chicken and conch separately and rinse with cold water and drain.
3. Wash and peel then fresh huai shan then cut into thick section.
4. Put water and ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.
5. Turn to low heat and simmer for 3 hours and serve.
6. Or you can transfer it to a slow-cooker on High heat for 1 hour then switch to Low heat for another 2 - 3hrs.

Note: You can get dried sea conch from Chinese medical hall or stall selling those dried provision in the wet market. Posted by Picasa


  1. That is so interesting! I've never heard of dried conch before but now I want to try it. I just realised you've linked me on your blog - thanks so much! Glad I discovered your blog as I really like all your recipes. Have a great week!

  2. U are welcome... cos i saw that u had alot of interesting recipe as well.. my friend had just tried yr eight treasure duck and she said is veri nice.. so after i gathered all the ingredients i also wanted to give it a try....

  3. Wow, thanks so much for the compliment. I'm glad your friend liked the recipe and do let me know when you try yours! I've made it with chicken as well and it worked well too. By the way, thanks for the answer on the huai san - I will try the wet market.


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