Reishi Soup

Reishi Soup

Ganoderma lucidum is very bitter and tough, but because reishi has unsurpassed medicinal benefits, it is worth considering these two original Chinese recipes.


  • 10 g reishi pieces, sliced
  • 6 whole quails, frozen or fresh
  • 70 g dry scallops
  • 100 g pork, lean 3 pints (1.5 liter) hot water
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Dash cooking wine


Soak the sliced reishi pieces in 3 pints of water for 4 hours. Remove the quails from boiling water after 5 seconds and put in a Chinese steam pot. Pour in the 3 pints of water together with the reishi pieces. Add dry scallops, pork, and a dash of cooking wine. Steam boil for 3 hours. Before use, season the soup with salt and pepper, according to taste.

Note: You can add dried long-gang meat or dry red dates to sweeten the soup. You can also substitute 2 frozen whole pigeons, a whole chicken, or half a turtle instead of the 6 quails for the above recipe.


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