Pear is a cooling food and usually in Chinese cooking, they used Asian pear to make tonic soup. But for me, I find that the Bosc pear resembled Asian pear the closest as it is crunchy, sweet and juicy and I loved to use it as a substitute. This soup is made without chicken bone/ drumstick/ pork bone so it is a healthier version without the grease.
Since it is a cooling soup, it's suitable for people who feel heaty or have a cough. As it is good for soothing the lungs.
- 2 Bosc. Pears (or Asian pears), quartered
- 2 big carrots, diagonally sliced
- 1 onion, half
- 10 red dates (remove seeds), rinsed
- 2 Tbsp. goji berries/ wolf berries, rinsed
- 1.25 l water
Put all ingredients into a slow cooker, turn it on to High. Leave it and forget it until 4 hours later. You can drink it as it or season with 1/4 tsp. salt. Serve!