Golden Lily, Bamboo Pith and Wolfberry Soup Recipe
This is a soothing soup with cooling,
calming medicinal properties. The combined effects of the tiger lily,
bamboo pith and wolfberry, which calm "liver fire" and relax the nervous
system. The Vietnamese Chinese vegetarian cuisine has a long tradition of
blending beneficial medicinal herbs with ordinary food items to create
dishes that nourish the body, correct imbalances and pleas the palate, all
in one dish
Vegetarian soup stock, or plain water
Chinese wolfberry (L. Lycium chinesis)
Dried tiger lily buds (golden needles)
Black wood ear fungus
Dried bamboo pith, soaked in cool water
for 20 minutes
Bring the stock or water to boil with the
Add the wolfberry, and let water return to
Add the flowers, wood ears and pith.
Bring soup to a full boil, cover, lower
hear and simmer for 3 minutes.
Taste, adjust seasoning, then transfer to
soup tureen and serve.