Chinese soups are so easy to make. I think most of the recipes are “idiot proof”. This one is for sure. The outcome usually cannot go wrong and almost every Chinese soup has some benefits to your health. To name a few for watercress soup:
It helps to protect the eyes because it contains a high level of two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.
It helps increase production of breast milk so lactating mum should drink lots of watercress soup.
If you do not mind the bitterness of raw watercress, chewing raw watercress leaves will help stop bleeding gums.
Watercress leaves are used as a poultice for the relief of enlarged prostate gland. The poultice can also treat swollen feet and sprained ankles.
On top of all the above, the taste of the soup is soothing and pleasant, not like some herb soup that is bitter and hard to swallow.
600 gm watercress, wash and cut
500 gm pork rib
5 pcs big red dates,
6 pcs honey dates
80 ml water
Blanch pork ribs and drain. Add all ingredients into the pot and bring to boil for 15 mins and turn heat to low and simmer for 3 hours.