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I have half a chinese yam (huai shan) left and decided to use it for tonight’s soup. My family loves cooked huai shan, a nutritious tuber. My brother, who’s a TCM practitioner, told me that this tuber is extolled for it’s many medicinal benefits and therefore a good food to include in our diet.  It’s medicinal properties and various ways to consume them can be found in many TCM related websites.  One such website is http://www.homemade-chinese-soups.com

CHICKEN WITH CHINESE YAM AND CORN SOUP

Ingredients :
½ chicken, skinned and cut into smaller pieces
450gm fresh Chinese Yam (huai shan – 鲜淮山), cut into 1” sections
1 corn, cut into 1” sections
1 carrot, diced 8 pcs of Chinese red dates
1 tablespoon of wolfberries (枸子)

Method :
1) Blanched chicken in hot water twice.  Wash & leave aside.
2) Boil 1.5 litre of water in pot.
3) Put in all ingredients and bring to a boil.
4) Lower heat, cover the pot and let it simmer for 1.5 hrs.
5) Remove any visible fats from the soup before serving.

Boil and then simmer all the ingredients together for 1.5 hours

Tasty and nutritious Chicken with Huai Shan and Corn Soup

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