Vegetable stock, or plain water
Soy beans, picked through for grit,
rinsed and soaked overnight, then drained
Dried tiger lily buds or golden needles mushrooms,
washed, tough bases trimmed
Chinese red dates, washed, pits removed
Salt, to taste
Bring stock or water to a full boil in a
Add soy beans. Return to the boil, then
cover, lower heat and simmer slowly for 1 hour.
Add tiger lily buds and red dates, bring
the soup to the boil again and boil for 15 minutes.
Add salt to taste, then transfer to soup
tureen, garnish with fresh coriander, and serve.