All posts tagged: Cantonese Soup

Recipe: Sweet Corn Pork Ribs Soup (玉米排骨汤)

I love to 煲汤 (Po Tong in Cantonese), which usually takes more than 2.5 hours of slow simmering to extract the goodness from the ingredients and into the soup. Living in such a hectic society, the hours of simmering the soup may sound tedious, but it is worth the while to input nutrients into our bodies to maintain good health. This Sweet Corn Pork Rib Soup is one of such classic Cantonese soup, which I have recently cooked for my family and friends. Using pork ribs, sweet corn, and a nourishing combination of dried scallops, wolfberries, and red dates, it creates a rich delectable concoction and homely taste. If you are health conscious, a finding I got from the scientists from Cornell university states that “When sweet corn is cooked, it releases a phenolic compound called ferulic acid. And what you are losing in Vitamin C, you are gaining in ferulic acid and total antioxidant activity”. I hope my favourite brother-in-law is reading this as he graduated from Cornell University. Hahaha! If you like this recipe, …

Recipe: Lotus Root Soup (莲藕汤)

Due to the hot weather, people around me have been under the weather, myself included. So, I thought it will be a good idea to have some soup for dinner tonight. The best soup to prepare is none other than the Lotus Root Soup (Leng Ngau Tong) which is a classic Cantonese soup. Apart from being delicious, it is believed to have all kinds of health benefits ranging from aiding digestion to boosting your immune system. Don’t ask me how I know, I just listened to what old folks told me without questioning!! The main ingredients are lotus roots, red dates, and pork. My mother-in-law added in peanuts and I followed her. I remembered that I told her once the peanuts were not soft enough and she said that putting a porcelain spoon into the soup to boil together will softened the peanuts. And again, is it true? I don’t know, but it seems to do the trick!! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. We would …