Thursday, August 5, 2010
I used to stay in USJ, and there was this stall nearby my house that sells soup with rice. They only sell 2 types of soup, Pepper Pork Stomach Soup and Lotus Root Soup, of which the latter is our favourite. They put in loads of stuff to make this soup and it's ultra yummy.
Whenever I make this soup, Mike will drink a lot!!!! This is the only soup that he will drink and drink, never refuses top ups.
So, here is Mike's favourite soup
Lotus Root Soup
Serves 4-6 persons
300gm lotus roots, peeled and sliced (clean weight, so, please buy more than 300gm, as some may be rotten inside)
25gm red dates (weighed with seeds, and removed later)
80gm dried peanuts (to be soaked for 5 hours or overnight)
1 heaped Tbsp wolfberries/goji
1 heaped Tbsp dried mussels
1/3 of a foot long dried octopus, snipped into small pieces
250gm pork loin or 300gm spareribs (scalded)
1. Bring water to boil and put in pork loin.
2. Rinse lotus roots, red dates, peanuts, wolfberries, mussels and octopus and put them into the pot.
3. Bring to boil and lower heat to simmer for 2 hours.
4. Season with salt and serve.