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