I was told that this soup is good for one's general health. In what way, I have no idea but I believe for those who love bittergourd, they will enjoy this soup.
Easy, simple and tasty pork ribs soup with a little bitter taste of the bittergourd and fragrance of the cooking wine that is added just before serving.
1 bittergourd [about 200 gm] - halved and white pith removed, sliced
200 gm pork ribs - blanched and rinsed
5-6 red dates
1 honey dates [optional]
1 tbsp wolfberries [goji]
800 ml water
1 tbsp light soy sauce
dash of salt and msg to taste
1 tbsp cooking wine [add to hot soup before serving]
- Bring water to boil, add in pork ribs and red dates. Boil for 20 minutes or until ribs are almost tender.
- Add in seasoning to taste, then the bittergourd and goji.
- Continue to boil for another 10 minutes until bittergourd is cooked [just crunchy or soft according to own preference].
- Add cooking wine to boiling soup just before serving.
- Serve hot.