Chinese Pumpkin Soup


Soothing pumpkin soup does not always have to follow a traditional western recipe served at Thanksgiving. Chinese pumpkin soup uses ingredients from the far East to create a satisfying meal with an exotic flavor. Look at international or Asian markets for specialty Chinese ingredients if your store does not carry them.

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a stock pot and heat over medium heat until warmed through.

Step 2

Puree the soup in the blender in batches until smooth.

Step 3

Serve the warm soup in individual bowls, optionally garnished with sliced green onions.

Things You'll Need

  • 28 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup brewed Ceylon tea
  • 1 tsp. Chinese five spice powder
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • Blender
  • 2 green onions, sliced (optional garnish)


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Who Can Help

  • Food Network: Regional Differences in Chinese Cooking
  • Epicentre: Chinese 5 Spice Powder Recipe
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