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Winter Recipe: Carrot, Coconut, and Chili Soup

Laura WilliamsNothing beats a delicious bowl of soup on a crisp Hong Kong winter day. Let My Little Hong Kong Kitchen food blogger Laura Williams warm your cockles (and your heart) with her recipe for “immune boosting soup”. You’ll be feeling on top of the world in no time!

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I’ve been feeling a little run down this week and I think it’s due to the change in weather. Yes, it would seem that the Hong Kong winter is well upon us, and with a sniffly nose and constantly cold fingers and toes, I decided to make a great big pan of immune boosting soup.

This recipe was inspired by Madeline Shaw and her Get the Glow cookbook, but with the addition of a great big whack of chili an essential ingredient, in my opinion, to help fight a cold! This, like many of the soups I make, is super simple and quick to make. It’s not only incredibly healthy, but can be made ahead of time and frozen, which means a comforting bowl of soup is ready and waiting!

Carrot, Coconut, and Chili Soup


1kg carrots
50g butter
1tbsp olive oil
1 white onion
1 birdseye chili
Sprig of thyme
400mls coconut milk


  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 200 degrees. Next, take the carrots, wash them, and slice them in half. Rub each half with a little butter, season, wrap in tin foil, and bake for 40 minutes, or until cooked through. Once the carrots are cooked, take them out of the oven and set aside.
  2. Chop one white onion and fry in 1tbsp olive oil with one finely chopped birdseye chili and the leaves from a sprig of thyme. Cook until the onions have softened. Now add the cooked carrots. Stir to coat the carrots with the onion mix and add 400mls coconut milk. Top this with 250mls of water. Simmer for a further 10 minutes and then, using a stick blender, blitz the mix until you achieve a smooth, yellow/orange, creamy consistency.
  3. Serve with a swirl of coconut milk, a few shards of chopped chili, and a leaf or two of thyme!

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