Bamboo shoots are rich in various amino acids, vitamins and inorganic salts. Braising them with pork or shrimp brings out the best flavor of this seasonal delicacy.
Steamed, stir-fried or put into gruel, Chinese yam is always the key to a healthy meal.
Fresh strawberries contain tannic acid, which is anti-toxic and are said to have cancer-fighting properties. In addition, strawberries are said to help protect your body from blood diseases.
Spring leeks are the most tender and delicious of the year. TCM（traditional Chinese medicine） says that eating this fragrant vegetable can strengthen the spleen and nourish the stomach.
On dry and windy spring days, adding honey to your lemon tea creates an ideal detox drink. Have one spoon of honey every day and night, and keep the flu away.
Soybean sprouts are a perfect source for Vitamin B2 and dietary fiber.
Traditional Chinese medicine recommends more sweet and less sour foods during spring. Red date proves to be very efficient in nourishing the blood and avoiding drowsiness.
Instead of mutton or beef, meats like duck, chicken and fish are said to be better suited for springtime. Enjoy some homemade duck soup or even better, go to a restaurant with friends and order a Peking duck!
As an edible wild herb widely spread across China, shepherd's purse is the signature of spring. According to TCM, it can fight against stomach cancer and improve gastrointestinal motility.
Turnip soup with pork rib, carrot and Chinese wolfberry helps to increase the appetite and nourish the blood.