Yin-Yang Spinach and Chicken Soup


Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as a first course.
    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

A Fukien concoction, this is actually two soups in one, and it stands on the border between soup and soupy main dish. The two soups are made separately, then poured together into one bowl to form the curved symbol of Yin and Yang. It is elegant and delicious.


Chicken mixture

  • ½ pound boneless and skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon water



Trim off any fat or gristle from the chicken breast. Rinse and lay it on a chopping board, membrane side down. Hold one end firmly as you “scrape-mince” the meat with the tip end of a cleaver or sharp kitchen spoon (see