LOTUS ROOT SOUP V BLACK BEANS, WALNUTS & LOTUS SEEDS

My all time favorite: lotus root! This soup is said to be suitable for those with weak 'qi' & blood and blurry vision. It's...

My all time favorite: lotus root! This soup is said to be suitable for those with weak 'qi' & blood and blurry vision. It's also suitable to be taken during the confinement period as black beans can help replenish blood, promote secretion of breast milk and brighten eyesight.

Yummy and nutritious.

Ingredients:

  • Approx 600g lotus root, washed and cut into pieces
  • 1 tael (Approx 37.5g) black bean
  • 1 tael (Approx 37.5g) walnut
  • 5 maces (Approx 18.9g) lotus seed
  • 5 maces (Approx 18.9g) dried longan 
  • 5 red dates, pits removed
  • Approx 300g pork bones (For confinement, replace with 1 black-bone chicken)
  • 2500ml water


  1. Scald pork bones in boiling water for 5 mins. Remove, rinse and set aside.
  2. Rinse and drain black beans. Heat a wok and fry the black beans without oil til the skin cracks. Set aside.
  3. Rinse remaining ingredients and set aside.
  4. Put all ingredients and water in a pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, turn to low heat and boil for 3 hours. Serve.

These 3 ingredients all taste sweet :)
Lotus root - helps to replenish blood, enhance spleen and improve appetite. 
Black bean - replenishes blood, brightens eyesight and calm the nerves. 
Walnut - enhances kidney, nourishes intestines and promotes bowel movement. 



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2 comments

  1. I've never cooked with lotus root before. I'll have to give this a go.

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    1. Lotus root is one of the popular ingredients for Chinese cuisine. Our family loves it very much :)

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