Chinese Black Bean Soup 烏豆湯Featured

Chinese Black Bean Soup 烏豆湯
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For 4 Serving(s)


  • 2 litres water
  • 3 chicken carcasses, chopped into rough chunks
  • 200 grams black bean 黑豆
  • 3 dried oysters
  • A large handful dried scallops
  • 3 large onions, quartered
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Place black beans in a bowl and cover with cold water. Leave to soak for 1 hour. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, place water, black beans, dried oysters, dried scallops, onions and chicken carcass. Bring to the boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, lower to low heat and simmer for 2-3 hours. Skim off any excess oil or scum using a ladle. Season with salt, to taste.
  3. Serve, as part of your meal.

Note: For a less oily soup, you can use 1.5 chicken breast in lieu of chicken carcass. If you prefer your soup to be a darker shade, then do not presoak the black beans. Just rinse and add into Step 2.