Friday, October 26, 2007
Lotus Root Soup
Lotus root soup is a comfort soup for me because my mom used to cook it for us. So, when moving here and started to learn cooking and starting to buy my own grocery, of course I couldn't resist not buying the lotus root to cook it myself. I realized that a lot of people cook this soup differently and this is how I cook mine. Pork ribs is definitely a plus in this soup instead of chicken drumsticks because it added the extra sweetness to the soup and matches so well with the lotus root.
Okay, for my lotus root soup I used these simple ingredients:
3-4 Pork ribs
1/3 cup Peanuts
1/4 cup Soy beans (pre-soaked in water for 30 mins)
10-12 Red dates, pitted
And of course lotus root, small one.
Salt to taste
Simmer until the pork is tender, about 3 hours and you will be rewarded with a bowl of sweet and delicious soup.