Chicken, Lily Bud, Chestnut & Shiitake Noodle Soup

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By Neil Perry

Published 2008

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These double-boiled soups are wonderful — they’re no work at all and they highlight the natural taste of the ingredients. It’s important to blanch the chicken legs first or you’ll end up with bits floating in your broth.


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 10 dried lily buds, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 10 dried chestnuts, so


Blanch the chicken drumsticks in boiling water, then rinse them to remove any impurities.

Put the drumsticks, tomatoes, lily buds, chestnuts, shiitake mushrooms, chicken stock, shaoxing, oyster sauce and sea salt into a large heatproof bowl. Cover the bowl tightly with foil and put in a bamboo steamer over a pot or wok of rapidly boiling water. Cover and steam for 50 mi