Herbal Soups

I made herbal soup today. The last time I made any was two months ago. Each time I thought of making soups, the memories came rushing back. That was why I had not made an effort. I cooked my first ever bowl of soup, which was double boiled bird nest soup, for Mum when she was in hospital. I cooked my last bowl of soup for Mum too, which was pork ribs herbal soup when Mum was in hospital, too.

The task of cooking it reminds me too much of Mum. The task of drinking it reminds me of Mum, too. She used to cook them according to my health. If I were feeling heaty, she would make something cooling and vice versa. When I became paralysed initially, she would make Chinese herbal tonics for me everyday using charcoal fire. She had specific soups for every kind of common ailment. It is unfortunate that she had none for curing leukaemia. I miss Mum and her soups.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. i need some hertbal soup recipes on my email address and pls continue providing this service.

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