Sunday, June 23, 2013

[Recipe] Radish Daikon and Carrot Pork Soup (青紅白蘿蔔瘦肉湯)

Daikon (白萝卜) is one of the food recommended by TCM for removal of heat and toxin substances from our body during this period.  Daikon soup can be easily purchased from our local food courts but if you prefer to stay indoor and cook it at home, here's one recipe you can refer to.


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 10 mins
Serves: 8
  • 1.5 lb of green radish (also called Chinese or Oriental Radish)
  • 1 lb of daikon
  • 1 lb of red carrots
  • 1.5 lb of lean pork meat
  • 1 tsp of Chinese south almonds
  • 1/2 tsp of Chinese north almonds
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 10 cups of water
  1. Boil a small pot of water to blanch the pork. Cut the meat to 2-inch cubes while the water cooks. Blanch, drain and set aside the pork.
  2. In a separate large pot, boil 10 cups of water.
  3. Peel and slice the green radish, daikon, and carrots to 1-inch thick slices. Rinse the Chinese almonds and set aside.
  4. When the soup water boils, put all ingredients into the pot. Cook covered on high heat for 5 minutes or until the soup water boils.
  5. Reduce the heat to Low and simmer for 2 hours. Set the timer. When ready, sprinkle a pinch of salt to taste and serve.
Green radish is said to be a cooling food. As such, pregnant women and those with a cold should drink this soup with caution.

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