Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Chinese Herbal Pork Soup


Are you thinking, "An Indian lady cooking Chinese Herbal Pork Soup?" Yes, she does! I'm one of those Indians who loves pork, even though my husband doesn't. He doesn't mind me cooking it for myself. What's better than a Chinese soup packed with nourishment and goodness? Chinese Herbal Pork Soup sounds fabulous, don't you agree? Plus, it's super easy to cook. I usually use pre-packed herbs from the store, and wow, there are so many choices these days. Just pick your favorite, and let's cook up some soup! I also have a recipe for Chinese Pork Old Cucumber Soup, but let's start with this one - Chinese Herbal Pork Soup.


Ingredients:

1.5 kg pork (bones, ribs, and flesh)

1 white radish (peeled and sliced)

1.5 tomatoes (sliced)

1 packet Chinese herbs (wolfberries, red dates, dried longan, barks, and roots)

Salt to taste

Water as needed

Spring onion (for garnishing)

 

Method:

Put all the ingredients in a pot, add water as needed, and simmer.

Remove the impurities floating on top.

When the pork and radish are tender and soft, switch off the heat.

Garnish with spring onion before serving.




Now, let's cook Chinese Old Cucumber Soup. This is another fantastic Chinese soup made with store-bought white pepper spice. It's incredibly simple, with minimal ingredients and an easy cooking technique. But I'll still list them out for you.

Ingredients (as needed)
Pork bones
1 sachet white pepper spice
Old cucumber, sliced
Salt to taste
Water
Spring onion (optional, for garnishing)

 

Method:

Add pork bones and the sachet of white pepper spice to a pot. Pour in enough water to cover the bones and simmer over low heat.


Remove the impurities floating on top
Once the pork is almost cooked, add the sliced old cucumber.

Add salt to taste and continue to simmer until the pork is fully cooked and the old cucumber is soft.
If you like, sprinkle some chopped spring onion on top for a fresh finish.








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