How do I make old cucumber soup?

In a soup pot, add old cucumber chunks, blanched pork, water, red dates, dried scallops, dried cuttlefish, sweet corn and carrots. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer the soup over low heat for about 40 minutes. For best results, keep warm in thermal pot for four hours prior to serving.

How do I use old cucumbers?

Five ways to use up leftover cucumbers

  1. Store them right. Keep cucumbers in the vegetable drawer of the fridge.
  2. Make them go further. Limp cucumbers can be revived by slicing off the end and standing in a bowl of cold water.
  3. Pickle them.
  4. Make a dip.
  5. Make a drink.

Can old cucumber be eaten?

When cucumbers have gone bad, they become mushy and develop a white slimy surface and should not be eaten.

How do you make Chinese soup?

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the green onions, Bok Choy or Chinese greens, soy sauces, oyster sauce & the noodles.
  3. Reduce the heat and cook according to noodle package instructions (just until tender). Serve hot.

Can pregnant lady drink old cucumber soup?

This soup is said to have cooling properties because of the old cucumber used in the recipe. Therefore, pregnant or menstruating women may want to avoid this as it might be too cooling and affect the yin and yang in the body.

What does ABC soup mean?

vitamins A, B & C
Description. An ABC soup recipe is Asian and very common in Malaysian and Chinese cuisines. ABC soup stands for vitamins A, B & C from carrots, potatoes and tomatoes.

Is cucumber same as old cucumber?

Old Cucumber is essentially cucumber which has been aged (which explains its name). This ingredient is usually used to make Chinese soup. A friend of mine who was raised in Nepal uses it to make pickles. In traditional Chinese Medicine, this gourd is believed to have ‘yin’ or ‘cooling’ (leung/涼) properties.

Can you get food poisoning from a cucumber?

With their thick skin and easy-to-grow ability, cucumbers seem like an unlikely source of food poisoning, but over the last 3 years alone, this low-calorie salad staple has caused two different Salmonella outbreaks, according to the CSPI.

What is old cucumber soup?

Old Cucumber Soup (老黄瓜汤) is a mainstay in many Cantonese families like mine. We have a distinction between two types of soup: 1) Po Tong (煲汤 bao tang in Chinese), or soup that is slowly simmered over 2 hours or more 2) Gun Tong (滚烫 gun tang in Chinese), which are quick-boiling soups which take 30 minutes or less to cook!

How do you cook a chicken and cucumber soup?

In a soup pot, add old cucumber pieces, blanched ribs/ chicken, water, dates, dried scallops, dried cuttlefish, sweet corn and carrots. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer the soup over low heat for about 40 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

Why do Cantonese soups have old cucumbers?

Despite its crinkly and rough appearance and texture, old cucumbers are regularly used in Cantonese soups as it is known to be a cooling ingredient and aids in eliminating body heat. Not only that, it is also believed to be anti-aging and is good for the skin.

What is old cucumber soup (老黄瓜汤)?

For a casual weekday night, this nutritious Old Cucumber Soup or 老黄瓜汤 is a perfect low-calorie dinner for unwinding after a long day of work or school as it both comforts and cools down the body. The soup gets its nutritional benefits from the old cucumber or “lao huang gua” which disintegrates into the soup during the cooking process.