Follow Me on Pinterest Pin It

Chicken with Daikon大根 (Chinese Radish) Soup

This year winter season is really cold and freezing for us at Northeast especially with high arctic wind chill.I understand we have the coldest New Year Day since 1941.Well,what is the best remedy to warm for our body better than a bowl of warm Chicken Radish Soup,right? My daughter love soup ,I mean any Chinese soup but not my American hubby who won't touch any authentic Chinese soup at all.He only know hot and sour soup,egg drop soup and wonton soup from take out restaurant which is not healthy and nutritious like homemake soup. Anyway, I can't make him consume any healthy and nutritious chinese soup but I often cook authentic Chinese soup for my daughter and myself.I believed Chinese have more than 5000 years of culturalize ,in term of food that must mean something,right?


5 drumstick ( removed fat and wash)

2 -3 stick medium radish (peel and cut like wheel)

2-3 stick carrot (peel and cut)

10 pc dried oyster ( soaked and wash)

3-4 pc dried cuttlefish ( soaked and wash)

4 liter water

Salt to taste


1: Wash and peel carrot and radish,then cut about 2-3 inch each pieces like wheels.I like to add carrot in the soup to make it taste sweeter.

2:Soak dried oyster and dried cuttlefish with warm or hot water for 30 minutes ,then wash out any soil or dirt,set aside.Wash and removed fats from drumstick and set aside

3:Prepare water in a medium pot at medium heat,add in radish and carrot,let it's cook for 30-45 minutes in rolling boil water before add in chicken drumstick,dried oyster and dried cuttlefish.Let's it simmer for another 30 minutes before add in some salt to your taste.

4:Remove from heat ,scoop into a bowl,serve hot or warm.


Daikon or Chinese radish is a challenge for a lot of people who aren’t familiar with it. Especially when cooked, it has a rather strong or pungent flavor to be exact, radishy flavor that, if untamed, can be off-putting but I understand it's a healthy and cooling vegetables.

Stumble Upon Toolbar



Anonymous said...
January 1, 2009 at 5:46 PM

I love radish soup but I have to be real careful not to drink too much of it. Carlos is the same. He won't drink any Chinese soup I made. Wish I can have a big bowl now especially in this cold windy day.

Anonymous said...
January 2, 2009 at 8:15 AM

I love radish! This soup will suit me cos it's unusually cold in London too!

Anonymous said...
January 2, 2009 at 11:05 AM

I'm looking at the mountain of snow outside my window, dreading taking the dog outside because it's so cold, and this soup looks just about perfect to me! If your husband won't eat it, that's definitely his loss.

Anonymous said...
January 2, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Where do you buy the dried oyster and cuttlefish?
This soup look good.

Anonymous said...
January 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM

I love daikon in soup. The dried cuttlefish mush make it taste extra special.

Anonymous said...
January 2, 2009 at 11:18 PM

Happy New Year!

I can just imagine how good that broth is.

Anonymous said...
January 2, 2009 at 11:32 PM

Gert,we have the same type of hubby who don;'t drink our homemake soup! They dunno what they miss,right?

oh yea,this year winter is brutal!! let's cook more soup now!

fearless kitchen:
I can't imagine living at the mountain with this weather now! yES,mine hubby don't have idea what he missing and he doesn't care.He love MSG soup! lol!

I get both dried cuttlefish and oyster at asian store.I think all asian store do sell this stuffs.If you can't find it ,let me know..The reason I add both is to reduce daikon strong flavor.

Nate and Annie:
oh yea,cuttlefish(tui pin) make the soup taste much much better!! I like it in my lotus soup too..

Happy New Year to you too! Yes,I didn't add any MSG ,so it's have natural sweetness from all the seafood and vegetables!

Anonymous said...
January 6, 2009 at 3:38 AM

The soup must be super sweet with dried oysters and cuttlefish ... it looks very comforting too =)

Anonymous said...
January 8, 2009 at 10:38 AM

It sounds great for this weather, but wouldn't it be better if you added a little sriracha to it at the last moment? Or even a little hot chili oil. Would that be too much with the radish? I really prefer spicy soups, usually.

Anonymous said...
January 20, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Oh god that looks good. Can allmost smell it from here.

Tammi said...
January 1, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Hi Beachlover, this looks really good! And chicken daikon soup was exactly what I thought of making yesterday with the snow coming down. When I chanced upon your recipe I realised it's almost exactly a year ago that you made this on a cold winter day :)

amany said...
February 7, 2020 at 6:24 PM

شركة شحن من الرياض الى مصر اسرع شركة شحن لمصر

Post a Comment

About the Author:

Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.