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How To Prepare The Little China Soup Blends 

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Our Little China Soup Blends are a complete meal in themselves. The ingredients are Chinese Medicine-Grade Herbs which are nutritious, edible and good tasting.

Our Soup Blends will serve 2 very generously. Why not save the leftovers for one of your next day meals?

By using our Little China Soup Blends, you will create a nutrient rich and supercharged soup or broth.  Read More ...



What bony meats can I use?

The addition of bony meats will enhance the flavour during the cooking process. In particular, extracting the essence from the bones and marrow.

  • Red meats - osso buco, beef bones/ribs, chorizo sausages
  • White meats - chicken wings, chicken drumsticks, whole free range chicken, pork bones, pork ribs, pork sausages
  • Seafood - fish, prawns, scallops

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Cooking The Soup

What vegetables can I use?

  • Root vegetables can be added at the beginning or during the cooking process.
    Suggestions - carrot, daikon, kumera, pumpkin, parsnip, potato

  • Green vegetables are best to add towards the end of the cooking process
    Suggestions - bok choy, wombok(Chinese cabbage), spinach, kale, broccoli, zucchini, bean shoots, peas, beans


What else can I add?

  • Silken tofu can be added towards the end of the cooking process
  • Rice vermicelli or similar noodles
  • Risoni

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Delicious - Ready To Eat

Cooking Method:

  1. Fill a large pot or stockpot with 1.5 litres of water
  2. Add 1 – 2 teaspoons of sea salt
  3. Bring the water to boil
  4. Add all the contents of The Little China Soup Blend and the chosen meat (optional)
  5. If no meat is being added, a vegetable stock cube can be used
  6. Bring contents of the pot to boiling point again
  7. Root vegetables can be added now
  8. Simmer for 50-60 minutes
  9. Leafy greens can be added in the last 5 minutes of the cooking process

Your Little Soup Blend is now ready to serve. Enjoy the delicious soup - a wonderful nourishing taste as well as being so good for your health and well-being!


  • Deidre has a degree in Mathematics and Psychology as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine specialising in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism. She has a particular interest in the use of Herbs with food.

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