Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lean Pork Soup with Green Radish and Carrots

Sore Throat, coughing with much phlegm

It benefits the spleen and the throat, promotes urination, clears heat, eases mental stress, expels phlegm and stops coughing

300gm green radish
200gm white radish
150gm carrot
19gm bitter almonds (北杏, 5 钱)
19gm sweet almonds (南杏, 5 钱 )
2 candied dates
250gm lean pork
salt to taste

1. Rinse pork, cut into smaller pieces and scald it in boiling water for 1 minute.
2. Peel radishes and carrots, cut into chunks. Rinse the almonds and date.
3. Bring 2.5L water to a boil, and put everything in, except salt.
4. Bring to a boil and lower heat to simmer for 2 hours. Season with salt and serve.

Actually this recipe needs more carrots, 300gm of it. But I only have 150gm at home, so I put in white radish, of which I had, to make up for it.

Recipe adapted from Soups for Expelling Dampness and Heat, by Chiu Sang.


  1. I make this soup whenever my daughter is sick and it works like wonder. I'm a true believer in using food as medicine.

  2. er... this is not halal food. but it is ok for me. :P

  3. Never had green radish....the soup looks very soothing and nutritious.

  4. This soup is exactly the kind of soup my mother would make. She used to force me to drink these...I don't know why but I never like to drink my mother's soup.... my last comment on your prune cake went missing, I think... recently, there seems to be some problems with the comments moderation function of Blogspot...

  5. I used to cook mixed radish soup too until I read this. So many schools of thoughts, sigh...



  6. Rose Belle,
    Yeah, I do believe that different foods have different nutritions and compounds that have certain benefits to the body

  7. Angie,
    It taste very delicious too!!!

  8. Shirley,
    Errr... I publish all comments.. did u type in the verification code?
    Sometimes I forget to type that when i comment in other's blogs too.

  9. Blessed Homemaker,
    Sorry, I can't understand what u wrote.
    My written Chinese is very limited, especially with the old format. Therefore I can't really understand what u wrote.

  10. Wendy, I don't read traditional chinese too :P A friend shared this with me so I'm also sharing with you, thinking you may understand ;-)

    Basically, it's one enzyme from the red carrot that will destroy the vitamin C in the other.


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