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Barley Soup


3/4 cup
soaked andwashed barley
6 cup
filter water
med. dry shiitakemushroom
1/2 cup
dry daikon
slices lotus roots
inch kombu (seaweed)
For 4 people

Healing properties of Barley:
cooling and thermal nature; sweet and salty flavor; strengthens the spleen-pancreas, regulates the stomach, and fortifies the intestines.

cooking time 45 to 1 hour.


1. Wash barley and soak all of other above ingredients together overnight.

2. Next morning finely chop shiitake and lotus root, discard stem from shiitake mushroom.

3. Put all ingredients into a pot, bring to a boil, place flame deflector under pot and simmer 45 to 1 hour. ten minutes before adding 1/2 tsp. Tamari sauce and cover.

4. garnish with dandalion or scallions

Notes: you can add also, cabagge and onions.

To do so, when water is boiling add onions and cook for 1 minute, and then add the rest of the soaking vegetables and barley, add the minced cabbage, cover and cook.

Recipe group: Soup.
Should you try this recipe out we would be very grateful for a photo of the finished dish. Please send by E-Mail to rezepte(at) (JPEG or TIFF format).
Thank you in advance.

This recipe from Giorgio Oscar Bosso - - Los Angeles California, USA was inserted by Renato Pichler / 2002-04-30 22:27:39

This is a recipe from the European Vegetarian Union database (
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