Thursday, November 29, 2012

'Huai Shan' Pork Ribs Soup

Sokehah Cheah | 11:34 AM | | |



This is a nutritous soup made from fresh 'Huai Shan' aka Diosocrea Opposita with pitted red dates, gojiberries and Yuzhu aka Polygonatum root.  'Huai Shan' is the Chinese name while it is  known as Nagaimo in Japanese.  Once the skin of the 'Huai Shan' is peeled off, it's very slimy exposing a mucous substance similar to okra but once it is boiled in water, the mucous substance will disappear and the slices of 'Huai Shan' remains crunchy.



Pitted red dates, fresh 'Huai Shan', Gojiberries and Yuzhu.






Recipe for 'Huai Shan' Pork Ribs Soup

    Ingredients
    • 350 gm pork ribs
    • 350 gm fresh 'Huai Shan'
    • 10 gm gojiberries
    • 40 gm red dates, pitted
    • 30 gm Yuzhu
    • 10 cups of water
    • Seasalt to taste
    Method
    1. Blanch the pork ribes in boiling hot water to remove scum, drain and rinse in running water.  Set aside.
    2. Bring to the boil, 10 cups of water and add in the red dates and Yuzhu.
    3. Peel the skin of the 'Huai Shan', wash away the mucous, slice it up and add to the boiling water.
    4. Add in the rinsed pork ribs, once boiling, lower heat, cover and let the soup simmer on low flame for 2.1/2 hours.
    5. Fine tune to taste and add in the gojiberries 15 mins. before serving.
    6. Ladle onto bowls and serve immediately.
     


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  1. Cheah, very nice soup! Full of nutrients.

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  2. Soup is a must for me especially dinner. But I have yet to use huai san to make soup because.....so scare of peeling it as the vege seller told me got to be careful else skin might get itch.

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    1. You wash the huai shan under running water immediately after peeling and try to wash away the mucuous. As far as I know, this doesn't cause your skin to itch, some types of taro do!

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  3. Cheah,
    I like to cook herbal soup for my family. I never tried Huai Shan for soup, would like to try this.
    By the way, does this soup taste something like lotus root soup?
    Thanks for sharing .
    mui..^^

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    1. No, this doesn't taste like lotus root soup because the ingredients are different.

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  4. Hi Cheah, my kind of soup, clear and neat where you can see all the ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Huai Shan is very nutritious. I gonna give this a try since I have some huai shan at home, but mine one is looks long and thin, I hope I can use it the same way too, am I?

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    1. Then yours may be the dried ones. Yes you can cook it in the same way.

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  6. Interesting recipe. If I may, I’d like to invite you to submit your photos to the new YumGoggle, a photo sharing site with the philosophy that if you worked hard to cook it and photograph it, we should show it off! Hope to see you there soon!
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  7. I love huai san soup as well... looks like a lovely bowl of nourishing soup!

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  8. very nutritious soup! by the way, is 'Huai Shan' same like "San Yau" or not, i am always confuse these two names, hehehe..

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    1. Yes, it's the same. You can also use Huai Shan in its dry form.

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  10. Dear Cheah,

    Your soup looks so comforting and homey! :) I love this soup too and it's great that we can now get a very good quality brand that has all the 4 key ingredients of the soup pre-packed and just need to add the meat, water and salt to taste.

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  11. Hi Cheah, love your comfort soup, look so good. I'm a soup person, LOL

    Have a nice day ahead.

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