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.