Lotus Root Soup with Pueraria Thomsonii (莲藕粉葛汤)
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 250g lotus root (莲藕 ) or 2-3 segments of a lotus root
  • 250g Pueraria thomsonii (粉葛 - fen ge)
  • 8-10 dried red dates (红枣), soaked and pitted
  • 250g pork ribs
  • 3 chicken breast bones/ chicken carcass
  • 2-3 litres of water
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Remove the skin of the lotus root and Pueraria thomsonii and cut into slices and chunks respectively.
  2. Place pork ribs and chicken bones in a pot of water (enough water to cover the bones) and bring the water to a boil.
  3. 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 and candied date (optional).
  4. Put all the ingredients into a soup pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer on low heat for at least 2 hours.
  6. Add salt to taste and serve.
Recipe by at http://simplymommie.com/2010/01/lotus-root-soup-pueraria-thomsonii-%e8%8e%b2%e8%97%95%e7%b2%89%e8%91%9b%e6%b1%a4.html