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Comforting Chinese soups for health and well-being

Comforting Chinese soups for health and well-being

By Opalyn Mok
February 26, 2017

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 — The clear, broth-based Chinese soup made from double boiling or slow cooking a mix of ingredients is often a staple at most ethnic Chinese homes. For centuries, since the days of old China, these clear soups were not part of a meal but were prepared with specific ingredients and herbs as tonics to treat all sorts of ailments from fever to arthritis. There are hundreds of different soups — some savoury, some sweet and some even bitter — and each uses a... Read more

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An employee takes care of a customer in the new Chapecoense Coffee Bar, in tribute to the Brazilian football team after their plane crash last year, in Medellin, Colombia February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic

An employee takes care of a customer in the new Chapecoense Coffee Bar, in tribute to the Brazilian football team after their plane crash last year, in Medellin, Colombia February 26, 2017. — Reuters pic