This is a wonderful homestyle Chinese soup that is perfect for an easy winter meal to warm you up when it’s blistery cold outside. It’s also great year round when you just want something light and fresh for your lunch or dinner. I learned this style of soup from my mother-in-law. Whenever we have a family get together, there is always a pot of soup on. It maybe pork, chicken or beef, doesn’t matter. Most of the time, there isn’t meatballs in the soup if it’s used as a starter.
It’s also perfect for lunch and can be reduced in size to serve less or more people. Usually when I make it, I make a stock pot full and just eat it for a couple of days, adding this or that to it each time to freshen it up. Sometimes I may add some tomatoes, fresh cilantro, green onions, carrots, celery, etc. It’s a very versatile soup base that can be adjusted to anyones tastes.