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Six Treasure Pork Ribs Soup

Wednesday, June 17, 2009





Why six treasure? Well, it’s because there’s six more nutritious ingredients in the soup besides pork ribs. And all of them have their important indivdual health value. Asian way of cooking soup is actually very easy, just dump everything into a pot of boiling water and cook for at least ½  – 1 hr and it’s done. Although some soup requires longer hours, depending on the type of soup.

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Nutritious Value for Ingredients:

winter-melon           =  cooling, good for detoxfication, loose weight

carrot                          = boost immunity, reduce acne

corn                             = antioxidant, reduce risk of heart disease

dried mushroom    = lower blood pressure, boost immunity, anti-tumor properties

red dates                    = anti-toxins, improves appetite, prevents fatigue

wolf-berries              = antioxidant, improving eye health, boost immunity


Six Treasure Pork Ribs Soup



200 ml                            boiling water

400 ml                            water

300 g                               pork ribs

1                                        corn, chopped into 1″ thick

150 g                               winter-melon, remove skin and cut

1                                        carrot, peeled and cut

6                                        small Chinese dried mushroom, soaked to soften

10                                     red dates

10 g                                  wolf-berries

dash of                            salt and pepper to taste



1.    Submerge the pork ribs in the boiling water, swirl a bit and pour water away.

        This is to remove excess oil and blood from ribs.

2.    Bring 400 ml of water to boil, add in pork ribs and cook 10 minutes.

3.    Add in corn and dried mushroom and cook at low heat for 15 minutes.

4.    Add winter-melon, pumpkin, red dates and wolf-berries and simmer another 5 minutes.

        Do not overcook winter-melon and pumpkin or they will be mushy.

5.    Add salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat. Serve hot.





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