Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Burdock Root Soup with Chinese Herbs (Ngau Pong, Gobo, U-Eong, Niupangzi)


Young Burdock Roots can grow to about 1 metre in length and are widely used in Asian countries as food. This wonderful root contain potassium, amino acid and calcium. It is also believed that Burdock roots can increase lactation. However, it is not suitable for pregnant woman because it can cause premature uterus contraction.
Burdock root soup is good for detoxifying our body. It has a little earth taste and goes along well with pork ribs in soup. I do not have pork ribs in stock, so I just used some chicken bones instead.
This is a simple Burdock root soup recipe.

Ingredients
Pork Ribs or Chicken Carcass, 500 gms
Burdock Root (Ngau Pong), 1 pc, remove skins and cut into 2 inches length
Chinese Red Dates, 10pcs
Carrot, 1 pc, cut into bite sizes
Pepper, to taste
Garlic, 1 bulb
Salt to taste
Water, 10 rice bowls or enough to cover ingredients above 3 "

Pour water into pot and bring to a boil. Add in pork ribs or chicken carcass. Put in the rest of the ingredients. Boil under low heat for 2 hours.
Serve while still hot.
I love my Burdock soup with some chilli padi (bird eye chilly) in light soya sauce. yum yum!


20 comments:

Jeannie said...

Hi Pete! I am always curious about this root whenever I see them at the market but have never bought it before! So now I know how to cook this healthy root:) I'll cook it one day just to satisfy my curiosity on the taste:D Thanks!

wenn said...

not sure what is that..

Christine said...

this looks so good, I LOVE soup.

Hayley said...

I dint know about this thing. How does it taste?

Sheoh Yan said...

Is this Chinese Yam? We call it "wai san". I like this type of soup

yvonne said...

I haven't got the chance to cook with this root yet. Will go meet the vege vendor this weekend ;p

Small Kucing said...

saw in pasar. Didnt know what is that. Okie...will try out this soup :)

suituapui said...

Buttock? I mean Burdock? Never heard of or seen that... What's it good for, sooooooo long? LOL!!!

Alice Law said...

Ahhhh... I should hv had this whn I pregnant with Juan Juan, I had a hard time bf her whn she was born.

ladyviral said...

Seems like a real refreshing soup... Will come here to learn about it one day :p

Wai Kitt said...

I had once bought this for cook as a dish, it was very itch when peering its skin. This soup really sound easy to me, will try this.

Merryn said...

I dunno what this is but I'm a fan of soup and is really keen to try this!

Annie Q said...

I love this soup, i boil this soup quite often too. Sometime i will make a switch with "huai shan", also another good soup to nourish the lung.

[SK] said...

oh, i don't know this is called burdock root.. we have this soup quite often at home..

sm said...

interesting
dont know about this dish

lena said...

that's really a very long one you're holding!

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

Wow! The root is very long.

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

i should try this, since u said it is good for detox.

Bananazஇ said...

Thought you meant bulldog something haha have not hear of in English as well in Chinese. Not lotus root mah? haha. Good for health no need ot ask just whack will do

ChloeRuoyi said...

This burdock root is anti-cancer too. My MIL boils this every now and then. It's almost flavourless to me... so it should go well with any soup, I think.

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