NOURISHING 8 TREASURE SOUP

Our family loves lotus root a lot so we'll boil soup with it whenever it is in season. Fresh lotus root is cool in nature. It helps to ...

Our family loves lotus root a lot so we'll boil soup with it whenever it is in season. Fresh lotus root is cool in nature. It helps to clear heat, cools the blood, moisturizes the body and quenches thirst. 


Carrot and job's tear can also help to expel heat.
We have summer all year long here in Malaysia. Besides the hot and humid weather, too much fried food, not drinking enough water and insufficient sleep too can cause excess heat in the body. Therefore, it is important to reduce heat and dampness in the body. This is another soup that can help to expel heat and dampness. It is also suitable for those who suffer from constipation as carrot, dried fig and euryale seed can help to strengthen spleen, nourish the stomach/intestine and promote digestion. 

Ingredients:


  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into pieces
  • Approx 300g lotus root
  • 5 maces (Approx 18.9g) euryale seed/qian shi
  • 5 maces (Approx 18.9g) job's tear
  • 5 maces (Approx 18.9g) lily bulb
  • 5 maces (Approx 18.9g) lotus seed
  • 5 dried figs
  • Approx 300g pork rib
  • 2500ml water


  1. Wash lotus root clean and cut into pieces. 
  2. Scald pork ribs in boiling water for 5 mins. Rinse and set aside. Rinse remaining ingredients. 
  3. Put all ingredients and water in a pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Turn to low heat and simmer for 3 hours. Serve. 

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