Thursday, April 30, 2015

The black soup

Learnt this nutritious soup from my mum. This soup is sweet yet slightly bitter because of the herbs. 2 herbs used in this soup.


Growing up, my mum always cook this soup for us as she said it is good for detoxification. Entering my teen, I had serious skin problem so I had no choice but to drink this soup. I were young so I would not understand the word "detox" and its benefit so mum had to tell me that if I drink the soup, my skin will be more beautiful and my hair will grow healthy and black. ^^ And of course I believed her and finished my bowl of black soup when she cooked it.


Actually these 2 herbs are part of the famous Foochow pek ting eyok.  So this soup taste milder than the pek ting soup. I do not like pek ting soup but I can accept the taste of this black soup that I grow up with.

Very simple to cook this soup. Just throw the herbs (black and white) into slow cooker with your blanched pork rib or chicken. Let it cook for 3 hours and add salt to taste. I discard the white herb as it is not edible. 


8 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

I have tasted this herbal soup before, it is actually not very bitter but leave behind a sweet bitter taste on the tongue.

Princess Ribbon said...

I'm not very good with herbal soup.. I only know herbal packets then cook together with meat ir chicken, senang, haha..

suituapui said...

I guess this is not pek ting eyok?

Sharon D said...

I'm always keen to try new things. I've seen these herbs before, Rose but have never tried it because I didn't know how to use it. Now, I do. Thanks for enlightening me!

Anymore tips before I go get myself some? ^.^

Agnes said...

I have tasted this soup before, it does has a sense of sweet taste. You are right, very easy to prepare.

Linda said...

This is interesting, Rose, I have never tried this before!

mun said...

Yes, this soup really makes all hair very black.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

So far, don't think i made this soup myself before...