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Chayotes and Coco de Mer with Dragon’s Tongue Leaf in Pork Soup

Submitted by on July 1, 2009 – 1:14 pmNo Comment | 5,908 views

Soup Name: Chayotes and Coco de Mer with Dragon’s Tongue Leaf in Pork Soup

Traditional Chinese Name: 合掌瓜海底椰加龍舌葉湯 (hup jeung gwa hai di ye jiā lóng shé yè tāng) 

Introduction:

An interesting soup recommended by the vegetable vendor and coincidentally enough also provided most of the ingredients for this soup!  It’s an interesting soup and mildly sweet to taste.  Although I quite frankly don’t taste the Dragon’s Tongue Leaf or understand the benefits of it as concretely as some other ingredients listed on this site, it makes for an interesting experiment.  If anyone has any further information on Dragon’s Tongue Leaf, please let us know!  In general, a very neutral soup for children.

 
What Ingredients are required?

1 pound of fresh pork shank
2-3 fresh chayotes
5-6 fresh seabed coconuts (or Coco de Mer)
10 dragon’s tongue leaves
2-3 large dried dates

2-3 L of water
1 teaspoon of salt (to marinate the pork)


How do I prepare it?

  1. Pre-marinate the pork overnight with the salt (although this step is not necessary)
  2. Blanch pork bones in a separate pot of boiling water
  3. Boil your soup water and immediately add large dried dates into the cold water
  4. Peel and wash the water chayotes
  5. Rinse seabed coconut and dragon’s tongue leaves in warm water
  6. Once water is boiling, add all the ingredients together
  7. Boil on high for 30 minutes.   Reduce to simmering for 2 hours (or use internal pot).
  8. Serve and enjoy!

 Any benefits?

  • Neutral soup that is ideal for children and toddlers
  • Assists with supressing cough and throat dryness

Any precautions?

  • Little information is known about Dragon’s Tongue Leaf and therefore is used in moderation

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