This handmade lotus root soup was a light, pleasant, and refreshing soup that I couldn’t stop sipping on it.
During the recent holiday season, I consumed an excessive amount of food, in fact, far too much. Because of all of the celebratory feasts, large quantities of “big-fish, big meat,” and excessive seafood consumption, I crave something easy to prepare, cozy, and inexpensive–and this lotus root soup came to my rescue.
During a recent dining experience at a Cantonese-style restaurant, while enjoying their daily soup (), I noticed these dried honey dates in the soup’s leftovers. Upon extensive investigation, I discovered that this is the secret ingredient that Cantonese cooks employ while preparing their soups. Cantonese people, particularly those in Hong Kong, are well-known for their ability to concoct delectable soups.
The secret component certainly did not let us down. I’ve never made a soup as flavorful as this one before. The sweetness of the dried honey dates complimented the flavor of the pork ribs, resulting in a light, agreeable, and refreshing soup, and I couldn’t stop myself from drinking it.
Taking a break from elaborate dinners is necessary; it feels (and tastes) great to get back to the basics of food preparation.
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The sweetness of the dried honey dates complimented the flavor of the pork ribs, resulting in a light, agreeable, and refreshing soup, and I couldn’t stop myself from sipping it.
- 8-10 dried red dates
- 6 cups water
- Salt to taste
- 2 dried honey dates
- 1 lotus root
- 1 pound of lean pork ribs
- Set aside the pork ribs to be cut into small pieces.
- Slice the lotus root after peeling off the outer layer. For 5 minutes, soak the dried honey dates and dried red dates in warm water. All ingredients should be brought to a boil in a large pot.
- Simmer for an hour or until the meat is tender. Taste and adjust the amount of salt that you add.