Pork Bones and Arrowroot Soup
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?
1 pound of fresh pork bones
2 large arrowroots
3 large dried dates
5-6 pieces of dried scallop
1 teaspooon of salt (to marinate the pork bones)
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