Sweet Beauty Soup

蓮子銀耳湯 Sweet Beauty Soup

Health benefits of Tremella mushroom (a.k.a. Snow ear, silver ear, white wood ear) is well known among most of Asian cultures. It not just cleanses your body but hydrates, firms your skin. So I guess that’s why from emperors to civilians this sweet soup has been a summer must-have since thousand years in Chinese history. Yet it’s cheap and easy to make! Braise reconstituted dried Tremella with lotus seeds (the plumule of Lotus seeds need to be removed because of it’s bitter taste), goji berries, dried red dates together for at least 1 hour then add in rock sugar before serving. Tremella can be a bit chewy if not braised long enough. The tip is do not add sugar until Tremella reaches desired texture. Enjoy the popular sweet soup that beautifies your body and skin!


Traveling around the world, I’ve seen how those Chinese take out mislead people’s perception about Chinese food. Wok fried, heavy seasoned with soy sauce and MSG, cornstarch thickened at all time is not authentic Chinese cooking. Real Chinese cuisine is mastering selections of fresh ingredients, seasonings, various cooking methods to deliver genuine taste of food that wow your taste buds. I’m no Michelin chef but someone who knows how authentic Chinese cuisine should taste like. Welcome to my dinning table and enjoy the real Chinese food. Bon appétit!