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Cordyceps Militaris Winter Melon Soup in Slow Cooker ( 蟲草花冬瓜汤 )

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Winter Melon Soup is an extremely popular soup in the Chinese cuisine, but have you tried adding Cordyceps Militaris ( 蟲草花 )? The mushroomy herb is another superfood that is particularly nourishing to the lungs and kidneys in TCM studies.

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Added to soups, Cordyceps Militaris brings soup dishes to a whole new level. I have discovered that there are actually different grades, so be sure to check for quality before buying these herbs from the traditional Chinese medicine halls like HockHua Tonic ( 福華補品 ). Let’s get cooking the Cordyceps Militaris Winter Melon Soup in Slow Cooker ( 蟲草花冬瓜汤 )!

700g Winter Melon
200g Chicken Feet
20g Cordyceps Militaris
2 dozens small Conpoy or Dried Baby Scallops
1.5 litre Water
1 tbsp Salt
Pepper to taste

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  • Rinse and soak the Cordyceps mushrooms and conpoy till soft.
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  • Cut away the nails from chicken feet and wash thoroughly. Blanch with boiling water, drain and put the chicken feet into slow cooker. Pour hot water and add conpoy. Set slow cooker to high and leave it for an hour or two.
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  • Remove skin and seeds from winter melon. Rinse and cut into cubes, then add to slow cooker. Throw in Cordyceps Militaris and continue to boil for an hour, then set it to auto and cook till melons are soft.
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  • Add seasonings and serve the Cordyceps Militaris Winter Melon Soup in Slow Cooker ( 蟲草花冬瓜汤 ) piping hot. *Tip: You can also put everything into the slow cooker the night before and leave it on auto mode. Your nutritious soup will be ready the next day!
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Here’s another version for your cooking: Slow-Cooked Cordyceps Militaris Chicken Soup ( 蟲草花鸡汤 )!

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  1. I love winter melon but never add cordycep with it in soup.

    Thanks for sharing. I would cook this one day since I have cordycep at home.

  2. Your recipe looks delicious. But I'll probably substitute the chicken feet with something else. look scary to me.

    1. Hahaha! You can use chicken thigh or even pork ribs. Have fun! xoxo

  3. It looks fantastic, thanks for recipe:)

  4. Oh this soup looks super pretty

  5. Hello!
    Thanks for the new recipe!

  6. I tried a couple of Chinese soups (in a restaurant) and I always loved them. I love soups with Chinese mushrooms. I don't think I tried winter melon soup, but I'd love to. Thank you for sharing this recipe. This soup looks both delcious and healthy. A win win situation.

  7. How interesting about the health benefits of cordycepts militaris! Not sure if I can find it around here! Lovely soup, my friend!

  8. Sounds wonderful, Shirley! I use my slow cooker a lot! Have a great week, dear friend. :)

  9. Can the Cordyceps Militaris in the soup be eaten after we have drank all the soup?

    1. Yes, Mun! It taste like mushroom & it's yummy, dear! xoxo

  10. My mom used make a soup similar to this when I was a child.

  11. I can try it without chicken feets 😂😂😂

  12. it sound yummy!
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  13. I would love to try this. So healthy soup.

  14. Thanks for the recipe Shirley. :-)

  15. This sounds delicious. I've not had this specificaly but I'v had a similar soup. Thanks for sharing. /Madison

  16. Looks really great, thank you for recipe :-)

  17. Thanks for sharing, Shirley!

    Looks great!

  18. Another exotice recipe that I want to try right now. I hope to find the ingredientes. Happy Easter!

    Jasmine x

  19. I've never ate something similar (especially chicken feet), but the result sounds very tasty!

  20. ;D

    Parece muito bom!

    Ótima terça!

    Beijo! ^^

  21. Its healthiness. I know, I have made before, obviously as you I know, this Indian Chinese just love such a divine soup.

  22. Haven't heard of winter melon, sounds interesting!

    Have a great day,
    Almost Stylish

  23. Delicious! I love herbal soups and I love winter melon more than other gourds, they absorb the flavors so well!

  24. So that's what it was I had in my kitchen - Cordyceps Militaris! My cousin gave me some and I was at a loss. Thanks for the recipe, Shirley. Really helped a lot!

  25. I love these herbal soups. They are so delicious and keep my health robust & strong.

  26. I would love to try out this recipe.Full of health benefit.

  27. looks so yummy oh Shirley
    i love to drink herbs soup too


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