Kau Kee Soup (Wolfberry Leaves Soup)
This kau kee soup (枸杞菜汤) is a “one-dish” soup with greens, meat, egg and wolfberries in it. It is nutritious, delicious and quick-cooking. All I need to complete my meal is a bowl of warm steamed rice to go with it.
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Kau kee (also known as boxthorn/wolfberry leaf/枸杞菜) is actually the leaves of the wolfberry (goji berry/枸杞) plant. The leaves wither fast, so do try to use it within 1-2 days of purchase. I will wash, prep and spin dry the leaves on the day of purchase, keep them in a salad jar overnight in the fridge, and use them for cooking within 1-2 days. A packet of kau kee (200-250g) provide substantial leafy greens in a pot of soup which serves up to 4 persons, so it is a “high cp” veg for me ^_^.