Welcome to Souper Diaries! I’m Yvonne. Do you lead a busy and hectic lifestyle? Would you like to learn how Chinese soup can help you to achieve optimal health for you and your family?
In today’s modern society, many urbanites often have to juggle long working hours in or out of the home. Some of us leave the house before the sun rises only to return when the sun has gone down. This inevitably causes physical exhaustion and various body ailments.
This blog was created to share delicious and healthy Chinese soup recipes to nourish the body and strengthen one’s immune system and overall health.
Why Chinese Soup?
In this blog, you will find recipes for popular, traditional and also home-style Chinese soups. I love soups of any kind; especially Chinese soups. Drinking soup is a beloved and deep-rooted tradition of Chinese food culture.
From a Chinese medicine perspective, every individual has a unique body constitution and food has therapeutic properties to balance one’s qi (vital energy). Food does not just satiate a person’s hunger. It also serves to nourish and when taken correctly, acts as a tonic for a multitude of ailments and balances your body’s weaknesses and strengths.
The Cantonese in particular, are famous for their ‘old-fire soups’ – soups slowly simmered for 2 – 3 hours to release the essence and health benefits of natural ingredients into the soup. Many Cantonese people practice food therapy and base their everyday diet according to the body’s condition.
I’m a firm believer in drinking Chinese soups regularly to delay the effects of aging even as the numbers climb up each year. That and a good night’s of sleep – it really helps with preserving good health too!
Chinese soups helps to promote a glowing complexion and facilitates graceful aging. It is also low in fat and calories as no oil nor cream is used. Therefore, it is very suitable for those who are on a healthy diet.
Along the way, I also shared recipes on Chinese and South-East Asian foods. These are cuisines that I particularly enjoy and some of them are foods from my childhood.
On this site you will also find reviews by me. They are cookware that I personally use or something that I would want to use myself and I do not recommend anything that I don’t trust. Note that the links are my affiliate links and you may read the disclosure here.
My ten 10 second bio:
My name is Yvonne and nice to see you here. I’m a full time stay home mom and part time blogger. I love trying out new foods, reading cookbooks and experimenting with recipes in my tiny kitchen. I aim to create easy, delicious recipes with minimal fuss on mostly well known dishes to encourage you to try it at your home too.
Keep reading if you can’t get enough about me…😉
Firstly, I am a Christian and to God be all the glory in everything I do.
I spent my childhood and teenage years in Ipoh, Malaysia before coming to Singapore to work and study around 1997. It was not my plan to stay on and call Singapore home, but here I am. It was in Singapore that I met my husband and settled down. We are blessed with 2 girls and a boy and you will find them referenced in this blog – Rooster, Piggy and Jem.
Life can be really hectic and quite crazy looking after my kids and the household. After my 3rd child was born, I scoured the internet for information on how to start a blog. I started my blogging journey when I stumbled upon this site. I found blogging to be a great avenue for me to express myself, learn new skills from my fellow food bloggers, share my passion for healthy Chinese soups and help others along the way.
I hope that you find something useful and tasty while you are here and to inspire you to make a delicious bowl of Chinese soup for you, your family and friends.
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