Friday, November 26, 2010
This is a DETOX soup
I tried this miracle soup after reading Happy Homemaker88’s post on it.
It actually taste quite good, even without salt or sugar or meat. Something like a herbal tea.
Try this if you like.
Please refer to her blog for a long long explaination and to read about her experience.
450 gm white radish/ daikon
225 to 380 gm white daikon greens (the leaves that came with the white radish)
225 to 280 gm carrots (I use Australian carrots for better flavour)
225 gm fresh burdock root (also known as Gobo in Japanese, Uang in Korean, Ngau Pong or Niu Pang in Chinese) [if using dried burdock root, use only 2 ounces or 1/4 of fresh amount required]
• 3-5 fresh shitake mushrooms (sundried) – if not sundried, expose dried mushrooms to sun again. This is to convert the good stuff into Vitamin D in the mushrooms (refer to information on mushrooms below)—I sundried it for one day under the hot sun, and the strong smell of fresh shitakes were greatly eliminated. Actually I don’t like the smell of fresh shitake. The sunning process is vital for the mushrooms to “produce” Vitamin D.
1. Don’t peel anything! Don’t add any seasoning!
2. Fill a pot with three times the quantity of water as the vegetable.
3. When it comes to a boil, reduce the flame and simmer for two hours.
4. Strain and drink.
5. Store in refrigerator immediately when cool to avoid losing any of the soup’s goodness. Be sure to store in stainless steel pots or glass containers as the soup may react with other materials (especially aluminium)
If you’re wondering where to get fresh daikon/white radish that comes with leaves, I got mine from Jusco Ipoh's organic section. But don’t say I didn’t warn you about the butterfly eggs. Some even hatched to be caterpillars. But that shows it’s really organic. Be brave and wash them away.
Or just order from your vegetable vendor. The daikons usually comes with the leaves from the farms, but the vendors trim them off before they sell it.
I didn't separately weigh the daikon and leaves, but I just used 700 grams of the whole thing, as I found that the ratio(the whole daikon) is almost like what is stated in the recipe.
I didn't make this daily, but every other 2 day for the 1st two pots,and another pot a week later. If you like to know how did this soup fare... my hubby had black stool after the 3rd pot of soup. He wasn't feeling good about having black stool, but it's a sure sign that it's working on him, and he refused to drink anymore. So, I stopped after the 3rd pot. None of us had black stool, because we had some sort of detox done before, at least once. And I didn't let my kids drink this.