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A bowl of Chinese slow-cooked soup is most welcome for the colder days. Winter Melon is low in calories, high in nutrients and is also very refreshing. https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/winter-melon-soup Nothing beats having a bowl of hot soup to warm the soul on cold winter days. There are many variations of [Chinese soups](/categories/soups) which are generally known to be very nutritious. Different soups have different benefits, depending on the ingredients used. For this recipe, winter melon is the main ingredient. It not only helps to cool down the body heat but is also low in calories. Good recipe to try out especially for those who are health conscious! Have this bowl of soup as it is or have it to accompany a typical Southeast Asian meal. Just like any other Chinese soup, you may substitute pork with chicken or anchovies. I especially like this soup cooked with pork, though. The sweetness from the carrots and honey date makes this soup even more yummy. Pear with White Fungus Soup https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/shredded-pear-with-snow-fungus Imitation Shark Fin Soup https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/imitation-shark-fin-soup Watercress Soup https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/watercress-soup Apple and Snow Fungus Soup https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/apple-and-snow-fungus-soup Lotus Root Soup with Peanuts https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/lotus-root-soup-with-peanuts Nyonya Cooking: http://nyonya.tv/nyonyacooking Facebook: http://nyonya.tv/facebook Instagram: http://nyonya.tv/instagram Twitter: http://nyonya.tv/twitter Pinterest: http://nyonya.tv/pinterest #nyonyacooking
Air Mata Kucing | 罗汉果龙眼冰糖炖冬瓜水 [Nyonya Cooking] 'Air Mata Kucing' is a classic must-have when visiting Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. This refreshing drink or dessert is very popular among the locals. Not only nutritious, delicious and thirst quenching, it is rated the top 6th most delicious drink by CNN! https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/air-mata-kucing One of the most popular drinks in Malaysia is probably 'Air Mata Kucing'. It is a herbal drink which is nutritious and refreshing especially when the sun is scorching. It is also extremely delicious. It is no wonder that 'Air Mata Kucing' secured the 6th place in the list of the "50 most delicious drinks from around the world". The herbal taste in this healthy drink is not at all over-powering. In fact, it is soothingly refreshing. So, be sure to try this nutritious and healthy drink. 'Air Mata Kucing' in Kuala Lumpur was made popular by a stall stationed at a street corner in Chinatown/Petaling Street.This stall has a history of more than three decades and had even expanded its business to shopping malls. The popularity of the herbal drink is obvious with the long queue in front of the stall daily. Many years ago, the drinks were sold served in metal bowls when customers enjoy the drink at the stall. However, this is no longer the practice these days as styrofoam cups are now used. To create this delicious drink at home, only four ingredients are needed. The base of this drink is made out of monk fruit which is also known as 'Lo Hon Guo' in Chinese. It gives colour to the drink and also acts as a natural sweetener. The abundant benefits of monk fruit are widely known in the world of traditional Chinese medicine. Dried longan which is high in vitamins is also added to this drink to sweeten it. In this recipe, I choose the darker coloured dried longan which is sweeter and more intense in flavour although it is absolutely fine to use the lighter coloured dried longan too. The classic 'Air Mata Kucing' that is made popular by the stall in Petaling Street (Chinatown) is quite sweet as rock sugar is added to it. Since it is served with lots of ice cubes, the sweetness is somehow diluted. Rock sugar is optional, if you do not like the drink too sweet. Fresh winter melon strips make this herbal drink extra special as they soften during the boiling process, thus giving the melt-in-the-mouth feel while drinking. This is definitely a delightful drink not to be missed. Serve it hot or cold with lots of ice cubes, according to your preference. Foodies need your help! Contribute to the subtitles here: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=G6IF_VA7ABU&ref=share RELATED RECIPE IDEAS: Nyonya Coconut Milk Dessert: https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/bo-bo-cha-cha Apple and Snow Fungus Soup: https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/apple-and-snow-fungus-soup Watercress Soup: https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/watercress-soup Pear with White Fungus Soup: https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/shredded-pear-with-snow-fungus Mango Lassi: https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/mango-lassi Chocolate Malt Drinks: https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/milo-dinosaur-and-godzilla New Asian recipe ideas are published regularly. Click SUBSCRIBE and stay tuned. SOCIAL NETWORKS: Nyonya Cooking: http://nyonya.tv/nyonyacooking Facebook: http://nyonya.tv/facebook Instagram: http://nyonya.tv/instagram Twitter: http://nyonya.tv/twitter Pinterest: http://nyonya.tv/pinterest The idea behind Nyonya Cooking: Nyonya: Female descendants of a Chinese ethnic group who relocated to the Malay archipelago in the 15th century. Like a true Nyonya, Grace cooks real Asian food with fresh ingredients. #nyonyacooking
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There are many uses for fried shallots. Fried shallots make a dish extra flavourful while shallot oil is a great alternative as an aromatic cooking oil. https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/fried-shallots-and-shallot-oil In Asian cooking, fried shallots are added to rice, porridge, vegetables and many other savoury dishes. Fried shallots are not only used to add flavour but also as garnishing. I used to think that it is quite a hassle to fry shallots because a lot of times, they do not turn out crispy and do not have a long shelf life. If you are looking for a guide on how to prepare the crispiest fried shallots, I have listed all the tips here for a guaranteed successful result. Crispy fried shallots are very easy to prepare especially if you closely follow the tips given. If you have been purchasing fried shallots from the supermarket all these while, stop right now because you do not need to anymore. Furthermore, your mind will be at peace knowing that there is no preservative in this dish. Before frying the shallots, there are a few things to note in ensuring the crispiest and most delicious fried shallots. Shallots must be cut into thin slices but not too thin or the shallot slices would burn very quickly and would not be flavourful. If you want to be very precised, the shallots should be cut into slices of about 0.2 cm thick. The thickness of the shallot slices should also be uniformed. Otherwise, some of the shallots slices may cook faster than the rest resulting in a batch of unevenly fried shallots. Sliced shallots must be soaked in salt water to reduce the amount of moisture in the shallots. By doing so, the fried shallots would be even crispier. However, it is advisable not to soak the shallots for too long or they may lose their flavour. To prevent the oil from splashing, lightly pat dry the shallots before frying. Sprinkling some corn flour on the shallot slices would also ensure that the shallots turned out really crispy. It is highly recommended to fry the shallots in batches and to ensure that enough oil is used when frying the shallots. Once the fried shallots are ready and had cooled to room temperature, store them in a bottle and placed it at a cool area. As mentioned in the video, they can be kept for up to a month. Baby Pak Choi with Oyster Sauce https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/baby-pak-choi-with-oyster-sauce Malaysian Hot and Spicy Condiment https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/sambal Fried Anchovies with Onions https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/fried-anchovies-with-onions Chicken Porridge with Spices and Coconut Milk https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/bubur-lambuk-ayam Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce https://www.nyonyacooking.com/recipes/sweet-thai-chilli-sauce Nyonya Cooking: http://nyonya.tv/nyonyacooking Facebook: http://nyonya.tv/facebook Instagram: http://nyonya.tv/instagram Twitter: http://nyonya.tv/twitter Pinterest: http://nyonya.tv/pinterest #nyonyacooking
Old cucumber soup is boiled which chicken or pork along with ingredients such as dried oyster, scallops and dates. Simmering old cucumber soup over low heat or in a slow cooker helps the ingredients to slowly release their flavours and nutrients.
Old cucumber soup is another slow cooked Cantonese soup recipes which I love. After boiling this soup over low heat, old cucumber will turn soft and has a creamy texture to it. The health benefits to what is known as ‘lou wong kua tong’ to the Chinese community are abundance. Old cucumber has high dietary fibre, iron, calcium and even said to have anti-aging properties.
Boiling Cantonese soups is all about slow cooking and also the few ingredients which are brought together to boil. Mainly because of the nutritional benefits the ingredients offer, ingredients such as red dates should also provide sweet flavours to the soup. To naturally make the soup a little saltier, I have added some dried scallops and dried oysters. These ingredients can be substituted with dried cuttlefish too.
### Old cucumber vs regular cucumber/English cucumber
Old cucumbers which are also known as yellow gourds can be found in Asia easily or sometimes in American Asian grocers. Otherwise, it is not commonly sold. I have tried substituting them with other cucumbers available in Germany. Both regular cucumbers and English cucumbers do provide same flavours as old cucumber.
### Old cucumber soup for pregnant women
This soup is said to have cooling properties as old cucumber is used. Therefore, pregnant or menstruating women may want to avoid this soup as it might be too cooling to the body and affect the yin and yang.
### Boiling old cucumber soup in slow cooker
I usually cook soups in a stainless steel pot or cast iron pot over low heat. If you have a slow cooker, it makes boiling soups even easier. It is recommended to cook the soup for 6-8 hours on low heat to allow the ingredients to slowly release their nutrients. Otherwise, cook at high heat for 3-4 hours.
Enjoy the soup along with other dishes for dinner. It is best to enjoy the old cucumber soup if the weather is too hot to cool your body down.
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