Chinese Remedies

A few weeks ago, my family and I traveled to Hawaii and I was really thrilled to go adventure in all of the cool places. Sadly, as I mentioned in my last post, I got sick (there were two sick people on the airplane behind and in front of me), so I couldn’t go to that many fun places. My grandmother came to the rescue with her awesome Chinese remedies! In a few days I got a cold sweat and everything was fine. I know that Chinese Remedies sounds disgusting. Well the actual remedies aren’t so bad. My grandmother makes the best chicken soup in the world and her soup can be a remedy as well. When I talk about my grandmother’s soup, it’s not any soup, it’s some of the weirdest and healthiest tasting soups in the world! No mater how weird the soup tasted, my mom always told me to drink it. Here are the remedies:

1. Chicken Soup

Description: Just a classic warming soup with a little bit of ginger and salt. When I drink this soup, it makes my throat feel a lot better!

2. Itchy Taro Soup

Description: Now, this soup doesn’t actually taste completely like taro nor does it itch anywhere in your body. It has a very light watery flavor, but if you close your eyes, you can taste that taro. This soup helped over time because I couldn’t feel any relief in the beginning, but the pain lessened later on.

3. Water Cress Soup

Description: This was the soup I drank the most, and I feel that this soup actually helped me the most. Water Cress soup is very healthy because when I looked into the giant pot, there were about 15 large carrots! It doesn’t taste very flavorful and you’ll probably not want to drink it.

4. Last but not least, Honey Lemon Tea

Description: This isn’t a soup, but since I drank this in a cup just like the rest of the soups, it doesn’t seem too different. The honey and lemon are two truly great foods to combine, and if you put them in hot water, you can get something amazing! Personally, I do not like too much honey, but enough to taste it.

Don’t try making the water cress and itchy taro soups because they are pretty difficult, but try the honey lemon tea. It’s very tasty! I don’t recommend drinking these soups either, but if you do, you’re in for a real experience!

The picture of us eating is at Wailae buffet. Now this is an experience you’ll never forget!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Auntie Grace says:

    Nate, we love honey lemon water. As a remedy, I think it’s even better with ginger, I would recommend that next time you are feeling sick. As a beverage, we will add lots of lemon and honey and it’s basically lemonade. If you add a splash of fizzy water, it’s like a healthy soda 🙂


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