I love soups. Chinese especially people from Hong Kong must have soup everyday. They are ardent believers of soup for their goodness. Lotus roots soup is one of my favorite soups. During the time when my late husband was alife, this is “THE” soup for almost all big Chinese festivals or family gathering at his Dad’s house. One thing one must know about making lotus roots soup is the buy the right lotus roots. For making soup, we must buy the starchy mature one and the rest is no brainer.
1 400 gm lotus root
350 gm pork ribs
20 gm dried cuttle fish
8 pieces or 50 gm preserved sweet dates
6 or 40gm red dates
1 ½ litre water
1 cube chicken bullion
1 tsp salt (this can be more or less, up to individual preference)
Blanch pork rib and set aside. Bring water to boil. Add pork ribs and the rest of the ingredients. Turn on high heat and let it boil for 5 mins without covering the pot. Turn down the heat to low and cover the port and simmer for 2 hours. Add salt to taste before serving.