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Discovering Chinese sweet soups, between tradition and modernity – Italian Cuisine


A popular Chinese food trend that never goes out of style is traditional sweet soups, from the well-known red bean soup to those with exotic ingredients such as lotus seeds and taro

Can a soup be a dessert? The answer is yes, and the proof is the tong sui, literally "sugar water", or one Chinese sweet soup of Cantonese origin based on water or coconut milk. As with many Chinese dishes, the tong sui recipe has been handed down for generations and sometimes revisited in a modern way, so much so that it has become a popular food trend among tourists and also exported abroad. Although the most famous is azuki red bean, a dish often associated with the Chinese New Year holiday, they do exist many variations of more or less sweet soups. Let's find out what are the main characteristics and the most popular and popular recipes.

Tong sui: from traditional food to food trend loved by young people

There Cantonese sweet soup was born in the post-war period in the provinces of Guangzhou and Shanghai, before reaching Hong Kong. It is here that in the 80's and 90's the first tong sui and che shops were born the original recipe gradually underwent the influence of Western cuisine. Just like the even better known Taiwanese bubble tea drink, Chinese sweet soup has also ended up becoming, in modern times, a widespread street food customizable with different toppings, such as fruit and tapioca balls, and available in an extraordinary and creative variety of flavors and colors. There is, of course, no shortage too specialized shops whose cooks faithfully reproduce and serve the recipes of their ancestors, paying the utmost attention to cooking times and methods, the balance of flavors and the selection of quality ingredients.

A sweet soup for all tastes and all ages

This dessert, looking similar to a soup, it has a more or less thick creamy consistency and is generally served at the end of a meal, in hot or cold version according to the seasons. Among the most famous sweet soups we find, as we have seen, that with azuki beans, prepared with dried lotus seeds, orange or mandarin peel and cane sugar, but also that based on black sesame, the Do you ever know lou, or a sort of cream-colored pudding prepared with sago starch or, alternatively, tapioca pearls, water, coconut milk and evaporated milk. Then there is no shortage of soups anymore sweet and delicate, including one made with sweet almonds, sweet potatoes or taro; those more exotic based on tropical fruit (for example mango and pomelo), red dates or peach gum; those flavored with spices (for example ginger or cumin) or local aromatic herbs and, finally, those that have inside them ingredients salty for us westerners somewhat bizarre, such as turtle meat or dried frogs.
In short, there really is something for all tastes and food preferences, with inevitable additions of superfood ingredients that can range from goji berries to gingko biloba.

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Autumn soups: 40 ideas to try – Italian Cuisine


Every regional tradition has one and they are never lacking in grandmother's stories. The history of soups is made up of many diners and a few ingredients, of territory and seasons, but don't call it a poor dish!

Rich of flavor, aroma and texture, they are a first course to bring to the table to share spoonfuls full of flavor, but also forkful for spaghetti diehards.

Mixed vegetable soup with gratin croutons.
Mixed vegetable soup with gratin croutons.

Here they are then in the variants: zuppa di redfish with horseradish with pears, clam chowder, “ciuppin” fish soup, soup alla pavese, soup of leek and semolina nuts, mixed shells in onion soup, soup of garlic, onion and tomato soup, black bread soup and leeks with smoked salmon, soup of autumn vegetables, carrot and spelled soup with radishes, soup of chicken to the oriental, warm green, soup of rock fish, widow's soup, lentil soup, bread soup, butter, lemon and salmon roe, soup of green beans, white soup of horseradish seafood, fennel and champignon, fish soup and seaweed with blini, ribollita of black cabbage, soup of almonds with pineapple and citrus peel, green monkfish soup, vegetable soup, cod and whole-wheat spaghetti, bread soup, butter and anchovies, turnip soup, pumpkin, potatoes and leeks, shrimp and chicken soup with risotto, soup of hot curry lentils with rice cakes, fish soup crotonese with seafood and spaghetti, ciuppin, meat broth soup, carasau and vegetables, pumpkin soup scented with mandarin with red prawns, chickpea cream with flavored bread, chicken and sausage plin in vegetable soup, zonions uppa, Abruzzo lentil soup, zmixed vegetables uppa with gratin croutons, passatelli in tomato soup, zmussel and cauliflower uppa, mussel soup, mackerel and vegetables, sesame bread gratin soup in onion broth and beetroot soup and mixed meats.

Our 40 autumn soups

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Horseradish soup with pears and horseradish

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Clam soup

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Ciuppin fish soup

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Pavese soup

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Leek soup and semolina nuts

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Mixed shells in onion soup

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Garlic soup

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Onion and tomato soup

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Black bread and leek soup with smoked salmon

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Autumn vegetable soup

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Carrot and spelled soup with radishes

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Oriental chicken soup

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Green heat

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Rock fish soup

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Widow's soup

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Lentil soup

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Soup with bread, butter, lemon and salmon roe

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Green bean soup

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White seafood soup with horseradish, fennel and mushrooms

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Fish soup and algae with blini

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Black cabbage ribollita

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Almond soup with pineapple and citrus peel

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Monkfish soup in the green

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Vegetable soup, cod and whole-wheat spaghetti

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Bread, butter and anchovy soup

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Turnip, pumpkin, potato and leek soup

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Shrimp and chicken soup with risotto

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Lentil soup with hot curry and rice cakes

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Crotone fish soup with seafood and spaghetti

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Ciuppin (fish paste)

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Meat broth soup, carasau and vegetables

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Mandarin pumpkin soup with red prawns

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Chickpea cream with flavored bread

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Chicken and sausage plin in vegetable soup

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Onion soup

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Abruzzese lentil soup

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Mixed vegetable soup with gratin croutons

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Passatelli in tomato soup

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Mussel and cauliflower soup

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Mussel soup, mackerel and vegetables

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Sesame bread gratin soup in onion broth

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Beetroot soup and mixed meats

Creams, soups and cold soups: 8 recipes – Italian Cuisine


Who said it's only winter dishes? Here are 8 recipes to enjoy them in summer with lots of vegetables and fish

We are used to cooking them and eating them in winter: a dish nutritious and healthy that we like even more to eat on cold days and in bad weather to warm up. But creams, soups and soups are to be taken into consideration also for the summer: they can in fact be prepared also cold or warm in many versions.

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Cold cream of carrots and peas.

They are important in our diet especially if they are made with vegetables because, rich in water, they help rehydrate the body balancing the liquids that are lost on the hottest days. They are excellent even if they provide legumes with their beneficial effects on the intestine, or even fish, which gives us protein and omega3.

Here then 8 recipes with which to prepare creams, soups and soups where there is no need to blow on the plate: they are already cold and are perfect even at high temperatures.

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