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Wednesday, May 4, 2016


These days, I love to cook soups using my Thermal Cooker especially those soups that require a longer simmering time like pork ribs and chicken. With the thermal cooker, I need not have to simmer soup or watch over the stove all the time. I find that the soups are clear and the meat are just tender. This soup is high in fibre, the natural sweetness comes from the Buddha’s gourd and sweet potatoes. The seasoning ingredients are salt, wine and pepper.

Moreover, the pork ribs are just tender together with the other ingredients.
 A good homey comfort soup suitable for all ages. 
1 small Buddha’s Gourd – washed and cut chunky pieces 
1 small sweet potato – peeled and cut chunky pieces 
300 gm meaty pork ribs – blanched and rinsed
4 dried mushrooms – soaked, keep whole or halved
1 tbsp wolfberries [kei chee] 
1 litre water or stock
1 tbsp wine
salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring water or stock to boil in inner pot of thermal cooker [you can cook this soup with normal pot, the usual way], add in pork ribs.
  2. Bring to boil for about 20-25 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and let in boil for another 5-10 minutes. Cover pot and transfer to outer pot of Thermal Cooker.
  3. Close the lid and leave the soup to continue cooking in it. Soup should be ready within 1-2 hours.
  4. Before serving, bring soup to boil, taste to adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve hot in soup bowl.


Phong Hong said...

Hi Kimmy! I was wondering what is Buddha's Gourd until I saw the photo. I always see it at the supermarket but did not know how to cook it. Now I can try it with pork ribs!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, yes this is very commonly found at the supermarkets and reasonably cheap. It tasted sweet after cooking either in soups or stir fries.

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Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

Hi Kimmy, you make me want to invest in a thermal cooker in the future, looks so convenient! The soup looks delicious as well!

Kimmy said...

Hi Jasline, this pot is energy and time saver. There are many more dishes [soups, desserts etc] that I have cooked using this pot, so far so good. Get a good brand, there are many available in the market. You will see the difference in quality from the base of the inner pot.

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