It is particularly good for the wet spring season as it dispels moisture from the body. It is a very neutral soup that is hearty and ideal for children (careful on the peanuts). I would caution using black moss in excess. Although it’s traditionally meant to be combined with these types of soups (and dishes), black moss is said to have no nutritional value – so definitely consume with caution.
How do I prepare it?
- Pre-marinate the pork with the salt and let it sit for at least an hour (overnight is best)
- Begin boiling your soup water
- Boil a separate pot to blanch pork
- Wash and soak black moss
- Wash and soak beans, peanuts, fox nuts (multiple times to remove sulphur) and honey dates
- Blanch pork
- In boiling soup water, add all the ingredients together (except black moss)
- Reduce to low heat and simmer for 2 hours
- Add black moss and boil on high heat for 15 minutes
- Serve and enjoy!
- Ideal soup for nourishing body and lungs
- Dispels excess moisture from the body
- Neutral soup ideal for children
- Black moss has no nutritional value, but is regarded as an integral part of some types of Chinese soups
- Take caution when serving peanuts to children (at least 1 years of age)