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Monday, 21 July 2014

Pork Soup with lotus seeds


Pork soup with lotus seeds

This is soup main ingredient is the soup bones and I paired it up with some Chinese soup ingredients

Recipe
Ingredients
About 300gms soup pork bones 
About 20 pcs of lotus seeds
4 pcs of wai shan (Cantonese)(huai shan in Chinese)
7 pcs of large red dates
A fistful of gouqizi (fructus lycil)
1-2 teaspoon salt
Kikkoman soy sauce
2.5 liters of water 

Method
Soak the lotus seeds for about 30 minutes . Cut n remove a black stem inside.
Use hot water to soak the dates n gouqizi for about 10 minutes. Drain away water.
Boil about 1/3 pot of water n parboil the soup bones n drain water away. 
Boil a fresh pot of water about 2.5 liters.
When boiling add in the pork, dates, waishan, gouqizi. 
Add in 1 teaspoon of salt n drizzle in soy sauce.
When water boils again, turn to low and boil for another 40 minutes.
Off the fire when pork meat tender and the waishan turns soft. 
Adjust seasoning if needed.
This soup should taste sweet not salty.

Dry ingredients - you can buy from dry goods store, or go Giant supermarket or go Chinese medicinal store to buy.

Huai shan is believed to have medicinal properties to help lower blood sugar n lower blood pressure n promotes appetite etc

The lotus seeds after cooking is soft n delicious to eat .

Hope you will enjoy this easy n nutritious soup with your family.