I actually made this Chicken Feet with Turnip and Mushroom soup 2 weeks ago when I had phlegm and a dry cough. The recipe mentioned that turnip is good to reduce phlegm and as I was losing my commanding voice around the house, I was desperate and gave it a try!!
And I can attest to the fact that it does work. My voice gradually came back and the phlegm was gone within 2 days. Missy E was having phlegm since Sunday and a bit lethargic compared to her usual self. So, I made this soup again tonight and made her gulp down the whole bowl. Hopefully I will hear her incessant "Why" questions to everything again by tomorrow.
By the way, the broth was clear with mild taste of the mushroom and the chicken feet together with the turnip complement each other just well.
10 to 12 chicken feet (blanched in boiling water for 10 mins)
half of a small turnip (cut into chunks)
3 medium dried shiitake mushroom
white cabbage (discretionary amount)
6 cups of water
salt to taste
scallion for garnish
1)Simmer the blanched chicken feet together
with the turnip and mushroom on medium heat for 45 minutes.
2)Add the cabbage & salt and simmer further for 10 minutes.
Garnish with scallion & serve.