Pork Bones and Arrowroot Soup
11 January 2009 16,196 views 5 Comments
Soup Name: Pork Bones and Arrowroot Soup
Traditional Chinese Name: 粉葛湯 ( fěn gé tāng)
This is the simple arrowroot soup. This soup is high in protein and fiber. It is a very neutral soup and requires little effort to make it. Some people really love to eat the arrowroot once its been boiled in a soup (like my mother) because it is incredibly starchy and substitutes as a meal.
What Ingredients are required?
How do I prepare it?
Mix salt and pork bones together and let sit in a bag for at least an hour (best overnight)
Wash the pork bones thoroughly in cool running water
Start boiling your water soup and add the dried dates and conpoys
In a separate pot, blanch the pork bones and strain it to remove any dirt and debris from the blanching
Add the pork bones and chopped arrowroot to the boiling water of your soup
Boil together for at least 60-90 minutes on high heat. The longer you boil it, the tastier the soup. It is best eaten when the pork is falling off the bones.
This soup is high in fiber and is ideal for children as it is very natural and neutral
Since the arrowroot is high in fiber, it is not easily digested in children and you should give them just the soup