Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lotus Root Soup

It's soupy time again. This time it's Lotus Root soup. I guess all the mother in Chinese family will know how to boil this soup. It's pretty easy actually. Let's see what's the benefit of lotus root...
Lotus root is sweet and can be eaten as fruit, sliced and stir fried, or stuffed with glutinous rice in its flue-shaped holes and steamed as dessert. Tender young lotus roots are good for salads while starchy mature lotus roots are good for making soups. Ground mature lotus root powder makes wonderful thick soup and dessert soup. It also stops diarrhea, clears Heat and improve appetite. Lotus roots contain much iron, vitamins B & C. The rich fibre content of lotus roots stimulates peristalsis and relieves constipation. Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of lotus root juice a day can stop bleeding of the esophagus an stomach (vomiting blood); bleeding of the rectum, intestines or stomach (blood in feces); nose bleeding or gum bleeding. Lotus root soup also serves similar purposes. Patients with high fever can drink it cold, while those with steady temperature should drink it warm.
This is what i got for Mie's version of lotus root soup...

Lotus root, peanuts, red dates, dried oysters, chicken meat (to substitute pork which i didn't manage to buy)

Put all the ingredients into pot of water, boil for 2-3 hours. Remember to turn to small fire after it starts to boil like volcano, let it simmer so that all the flavours of the ingredients can be released in the soup. Oh ya...remember to add in salt to taste =)

~~ The Result ~~
I like to eat lotus root. And i like to drink this soup too.
What about you?


  1. hi, its me again..heheh

    already try your lotus root soup... cant find dried oyster, so i use fresh prawns...hehehe...
    great recipe..thanks

  2. Hi enyusnizar, great to hear that you like the soup! Have more soup for better skin complexion!