Dang Shen (codonopsis root)



Dang shen, also known as codonopsis root, has a gentler herbal flavor compared to ginseng.
 
Ingredients:
1 fresh chicken breast
500g old cucumber (lao huang gua)
1 slice ginger
4 dried chinese mushrooms
6g codonopsis root (dang shen)
5 red dates
1 tbsp chinese wolfberries / goji berries(gou ji zi)

Soup base
1.8 liter of water
3 bouillon cubes

Method:
Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces
Cut the old cucumber into sections and remove the seeds
Wash and soak the dried chinese mushrooms in hot water
Wash and clean the codonopsis root and halve it if it is too long
Wash the red dates and remove the seeds
Bring the water to a boil and add the bouillon cubes
Add all the Ingredients: into the chicken stock
Bring soup back to a boil
Low heat to a slow simmer and simmer for about 50 minutes
Serve
Recipe source:Homemade Chinese Soups