Soup Name:  Carrot and Sweet Corn Soup with Barley and Pork Shank

Traditional Chinese Name:蘿蔔玉米豬展 (hóng luóbo yù mǐ zhū zhǎn tāng)


This soup is ideal excellent in dispelling excess body moisture with nourishing and cooling properties.  It is helpful in eliminating heatiness, dissolving phlegm and stimulating saliva secretion.  It is a naturally sweet soup that is ideal for children. 

What Ingredients are required?

1 pound of fresh pork shank
3 large carrots
4-5 large dried dates
8 water chestnuts
2 fresh corn
80g of raw and ripe barley
2 litres 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. Boil a separate pot of water to blanch the pork shank
  3. Wash and chop carrots and corn
  4. Boil your soup water
  5. Wash and soak for 10 minutes the barley and honey dates
  6. When your soup water is boiling, add all the ingredients together
  7. Boil on high heat for 30 minutes and reduce to simmer for another 3 hours
  8. Serve and enjoy!

 Any benefits?

  • Excellent source of carbohydrates
  • Ideal to dispel heatiness and body moisture
  • Dissolves phlegm and stimulates saliva secretion

Any precautions?

  • Precaution taken for women who are menstruating and/or less than 3 months pregnant due to the cooling effects of the water chestnuts