ABC Vegetable Soup

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Serves 2-3 people

Preparation Time

60 minutes


  • 3 potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 carrot, cut into chunks
  • 1 big onion, peeled
  • 2 corns, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 red dates (optional)
  • half – 1 tablespoon of salt
  • pinch of pepper (optional)


1.      Boil the water in the pot. The water level should be double the height of the ingredients.

2.      Put the carrot, corns, big onion and potatoes in the pot. Cook for 20 minutes under a big flame.

3.      Adjust the flame to small – medium and cook for another 30 minutes.

4.      Put in the cabbage. Add half to one tablespoon of salt and a pinch of pepper (optional). Cook for a further 10 – 20 minutes.

5.      Ready to serve.

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Pumpkins, Peanuts & Pork Ribs Soup

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300g Pork Ribs
150g Groundnuts
80g Red Kidney Beans
400g Pumpkins
4 Red Dates
1 Teaspoon Salt, optional

1. Blanch the pork ribs in boiling water and then rinse to get rid of any strong smell.
2. Blanch the groundnuts and red kidney beans in boiling water then soak with some water for about 20minutes.
3. Peel pumpkin and cut into big pieces.
4. Boil 1.5 litres of water is a pot, put pork ribs, red dates, groundnuts and red kidney bean into it an bring to boil.
5. Transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low heat for about 1 hr then add in the pumpkin and cook for another 1 hour then served.
6. Or you can cook on stove on low heat for 30 minutes then add in the pumpkin and continue simmer for another 30 minutes.

Pear And Sweet Corn Soup

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Ingredients: (serves 4)
300g Pork Ribs
1 Sweet Corn, cut into quaters

1 Large Shingo Pear, cut into quarters
5g Sweet & Bitter Almond (南北杏)
1 Honey Date (金丝蜜枣)
5 Large Red Dates (红枣)
5g Wolfberries (枸杞)
1000 ml Water

1. Blanch the pork ribs in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain them thoroughly, then set aside.
2. Use a clean pot, bring 1000ml of water to boil, add in sweet corn, pear and the rest of the ingredients except the wolfberries.
3. When the soup comes to boil again, lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or so until it is favourable to taste, add in the wolfberries and simmer for another 5 minutes or so.
4. You can serve it with rice or before meal.

~ Shingo pears are one of the popular export fruits. They have light golden brown peels, and taste very sweet and juicy yet have crunchy texture.