Soup Name: Chayotes, Corn with Mushrooms in Pork Broth

Traditional Chinese Name: 合掌瓜玉米茶樹菇豬骨湯 (hup jeung gwa yù mǐ cha shu gu zhū gǔ tāng)

A very simple, healthy and slightly sweet soup to make that is ideal for all seasons and weather.  The ingredients are all very neutral, although the mushrooms aren’t the easiest ingredients to find, but you’re welcome to used the dried version instead.

What Ingredients are required?

1 pound of fresh pork bones
1 bunch of fresh mushrooms (Agrocybe Aegerita)
3-4 fresh chayotes
2-3 fresh corn
2-3 L of water
1 teaspoon of salt (to marinate the pork)

How do I prepare it?

  • Pre-marinate the pork bones overnight with the salt (although this step is not necessary)
  • Boil your soup water
  • Blanch pork bones in a separate pot of boiling water
  • Wash and soak mushrooms
  • Wash, cut and cube chayotes and corn 
  • When the water boils, add all the ingredients together
  • Boil on high for thirty minutes, reduce to a simmer boil for another 2 hours
  • Serve!
  • Any benefits?

    • This soup is extremely easy to make and tasty and is neutral enough for children
    • Ideal for strengthening the stomach, spleen, and kidney