Green radish apparently reduces heatiness, alleviates stress, promotes urination and is good for expelling phelgm. The green radish after simmering in the soup for a couple of hours will not be of such a vibrant green – it is perfectly ok. 🙂
I don’t cook this soup very often – maybe once or twice a month. The soup is wonderfully savoury-sweet and very light. If you’re looking for a one-dish meal, you can throw in a a couple of chicken thighs for protein.
- 1 green radish (remove skin, chop into chunks)
- 2 small carrots (remove skin, chop into chunks)
- 1 candied date (optional)
- 6-8 red dates, pitted
- a few small dried scallops
- 250g pork ribs
- 3 chicken breast bones/ carcasses
- 3 cloves garlic (with skin on)
- 3L water
- 1-2 teaspoons of bitter and sweet almonds
- fish sauce/ salt to taste
- Place pork ribs and chicken bones in a pot of water (enough water to cover the bones) and bring the water to a boil.
- Discard the water (which should be full of scum and impurities) and place the pork ribs and chicken bones into a soup bag together with the red dates, sweet and bitter almonds and candied date (optional).
- Put all the ingredients into a soup pot and bring to a boil.
- Bring the soup to a boil then simmer for 2 hours.
- Add salt/ fish sauce to taste.
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