Soup Name:  Frog Legs with Wintermelon and Pork Bones Soup

Traditional Chinese Name: 田雞冬瓜湯 (tiánjī dōng guā tāng)

A common soup made in Hong Kong when Frogs are available.  The addition of frog legs makes the soup sweet and unique.  It is a refreshing soup that is ideal for removing heatiness from the body

What Ingredients are required?

1 pound of fresh pork bones
6-7 fresh frogs legs
10-12 lotus seeds
10-12 fresh ginko biloba
1 big slice of wintermelon
2 litres of water
1 teaspoon of salt (to marinate the pork)

How do I prepare it?

  1. Pre-marinate the pork bones overnight with the salt (although this step is not necessary)
  2. Boil your soup water
  3. Blanch pork bones and frog legs in a separate pot of boiling water
  4. Wash and soak ginko biloba and lotus seeds warm water
  5. Wash, cut and cube wintermelon (you can choose to leave the skin or not)
  6. When the water boils, add all the ingredients together
  7. Boil on high for thirty minutes, reduce to a simmer boil for another 1.5 hours
  8. Serve!

 Any benefits?

  • A soup that is ideal to assist with heatiness
  • It is ideal to consume this type of soup in the hot summer months
  • It is ideal for children (at least one year of age)

Any precautions?

  • It is not designed as a post partem soup as ginko biloba is considered mildly poisonous and not recommended for pregnant women
  • The wintermelon also relieves heatiness, which is contrary to post partem theories