Ingredients

  • Serves 3-4 people
  • 1 bunch watercress 200 g

  • 250 g pork ribs

  • 2.5 L water

  • 10 g wolfberries

  • 2 red dates (pitted)

  • 3 tsp sweet apricot kernels (aka Chinese South almonds)

  • 3 tsp bitter apricot kernels (aka Chinese North almonds)

  • 2 ginger slices

  • salt (to taste)

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Watercress & Pork Ribs Soup

Said to improve the health of lungs, upper respiratory tract and lower blood pressure, the Watercress and Pork Ribs soup is a popular Chinese dish that requires minimal effort to prepare. The easiest way to cook this soup with some pork ribs, salt and watercress but here we recommend some additional items such as wolfberries and dates to give it a sweeter flavor. Best served warm with a bowl of rice and some dark soy sauce for dipping!
  • Easy
  • 30 min
  • 135 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 9 Ingredients
  • 30 min
  • 135 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Clean and prepare watercress

    • Pluck away unwanted parts of the watercress and cut away the tail end. 
    • Wash and soak for 10mins.
    • Drain and set aside.
    Clean and prepare watercress


  2. Blanch pork ribs

    • Bring a pot of water to boil, blanch the pork ribs in boiling water with a few pieces of ginger before using.
    Blanch pork ribs


  3. Boil soup

    • In a soup pot, bring 2.5L of water to boil and add both types of apricot kernels, red dates, and pork ribs.
    • Bring to boil. Then turn to lowest heat. Allow the soup to simmer for at least 1.5 –2 hrs.
    • Add watercress and wolfberries and simmer for another 20 minutes
    Boil soup


Plate and Serve!

Season with salt to taste. Serve hot.

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 3-4 people
  • 1 bunch watercress 200 g

  • 250 g pork ribs

  • 2.5 L water

  • 10 g wolfberries

  • 2 red dates (pitted)

  • 3 tsp sweet apricot kernels (aka Chinese South almonds)

  • 3 tsp bitter apricot kernels (aka Chinese North almonds)

  • 2 ginger slices

  • salt (to taste)

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