Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Yuk Chuk Pearl Corn Soup 玉竹珍珠玉米汤



I ran out of idea on new soup recipe. So, I just mix and match some of the ingredients to come up with my Yuk Chuk Pearl Corn Soup. Not bad, right? :)

Yuk Chuk is called Polygonatum Odoratum/Solomon's seal. It is widely used in Traditional Medicine. It is neutral and taste a little bit sweetish. With Yuk Chuk, red dates, honey dates and pearl corn, the soup turned out to be a nourishing soup with the natural sweetness. It suits my taste bud. When it's cooked, pearl corn's kernels still remain very soft and sweet.

Yuk Chuk Pearl Corn Soup
Serves 2

Ingredients:

10 strips of yuk chuk
1 pearl corn, cut into 4 portions
2 honey dates
8 red dates
300 gm pork ribs
salt or light soy sauce to taste
water

Method:

1. Bring water to boil in a pot. Then pour it to the slow cooker.

2. Put in pork ribs, pearl corn, yuk chuk, red dates and honey dates. Cook under high heat for 3 hours .

3. Add light soy sauce to taste. Let it simmer under auto mode for another 2 hours.

4. Remove scum and oil from the soup surface and serve hot.

17 comments:

SimpleGirl said...

soup with yuk chuk will never go wrong ya,,,,,sure nice!!! i love to eat the yuk chuk as well

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

yuk chuk with corn, the tastes will be very sweet and delicious. ^-^

Little Inbox said...

SimpleGirl, yes. Normally I got yuk chuk in the pre-packed Chinese herba soup, but this time I bought all the herbs ingredients separately.

Food Paradise, it's sweet indeed. :)

Selba said...

What a nice soup...

Sugar Bean said...

Nice recipe, so many sweet stuff, the soup will definitely be really sweet and nice! And healthy too. Fortunately I can get most of the Chinese ingredients here, to boil my own soup.

Little Inbox said...

Selba, thank you. :)

Sugar Bean, sometimes you really need to boil some nourishing soup to "pu yi pu", right?

foodbin said...

nice clear soup-i like to bite and chew those yuk chuk.

ai wei said...

wow! this is nice. it must be really sweet!

tigerfish said...

I cooked a simple chicken soup yesterday too! I love soup!

Little Inbox said...

foodbin, i see. It's good for health.

ai wei, yes, sweet indeed! :)

tigerfish, me too. Most important, soup is easy to make, haha...

noobcook said...

I love 玉竹! the taste is nice yet mild :)

Food For Tots said...

I luv this soup too. You can try adding some white fungus and dried lily bulb. This is my version.

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, yea it does not has the typical herb smell.

Food for Tots, I see. So next time I should add white fungus, carrot and lily bulb too.

My Taste Heaven said...

seeing this bowl of soup makes me remember my grandmother's homemade corn soup

worldwindows said...

Yuk Chuk, tong sum and kei chi the Chinese herbal reliable partners. The soup is beautiful. Pop some in and you get nutritious soup. I just got some wonderful everyday soup from my mother when I was home last weekend!

New Kid on the Blog said...

a very good soup for preggy woman too.

Little Inbox said...

My Taste Heaven, but now everybody can make soup, young women too.

Worldwindows, yuk chuk, tung sum and kei chi are commonly used. So, I made a different combination this time.

New kid, oh really? thanks for telling me. :)

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