Watercress with Honey Dates Soup

If you are someone who can’t resist fried and “heaty” stuff and late nights, this is a good and easy soup to help cool down your body “heatiness”.

You only need 2 ingredients – a bunch of watercress and 5 honey dates. And water! ?

I use electric cooker which has pre-set menu that slow boil the soup for 3.5 hours. You can also cook this over the stove for about 1.5-2.5 hours.

There’s no need to add meat for this soup! No need extra seasoning too as the honey dates give sweetness to the soup. We call it 甜汤 in mandarin. Easy peasy 🙂

Watercress with Honey Dates Soup

An easy soup to cook at home to cool down the "body heatiness" after excessive festive snacking!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings


  • Electric Slow Cooker


  • 5 Honey Dates
  • 1 bunch Watercress
  • 2 big bowls Water


  • Soak and wash the watercress thoroughly. Give the honey dates a quick rinse.
  • Bring the water to boil, and add in the watercress.
  • Transfer the honey dates, watercress and boiling water into an electric slow cooker. Cook for around 3-3.5 hours
  • You can also simmer over stove for about 2-2.5 hours


TIP : Watercress must be added into boiling water, otherwise the soup will become bitter.
Keyword Easy

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