Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lotus seeds & white fungus soup

Few weeks ago I was reading a soup recipe book I bought many many years ago. There are a few soups that I told myself that I will boil it as its good for daddy & Little DinoEgg. I was out doing groceries shopping couple of weeks ago and I saw a packet of dried lotus seed. I bought it, thinking to use it in some soup. I did not have the chance to refer to that soup recipe soup since that day but yesterday I thought I should try to cook the lotus seed.

I consulted mum since we were at her place for our weekly dinner. She suggest that I cook it with white fungus and some pork ribs. White fungus is said to be effective in nourishing the lungs, healing dry cough and clearing heat in the lungs. Well, good for daddy & Little DinoEgg who are prone to having cough. Mum says lotus seed is "heaty" but I read from the net that it is suppose to clear heat. Hmmm... so who is correct? Anyway I still went ahead to cook this soup :) This picture is taken from the web, I forgot to take a photo of my soup as I was in a rush. Little DinoEgg was bugging me with his "Mummy, are you ready? I am hungry."

I did not search the web for any recipe, I just add whatever I think should be inside.

  • Pork ribs
  • A handful of dried lotus seeds
  • A small handful of wolfberries
  • A small handful of Nan xin Bei xin
  • 1 clove of white fungus

  1. Soak the white fungus for 30mins then wash
  2. Rinse the wolfberries, Nan xin Bei xin
  3. Boil a pot of water, throw in the pork ribs and blanch it for a few minutes
I throw all the ingredients into a pot and boil it for about 2 and a half hours. We had a tasty Lotus seeds & white fungus soup to go with fried eggs and potato+meat in black sauce. Little DinoEgg love the soup, he finished almost half a big bowl of soup.

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