Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Healing Pork Bones Soup with Lingzhi Mushroom Recipe

Lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum, 靈芝) is well known for its' healing properties. Lingzhi have ganoderic acid that have steriod liked molecular structure.  It can help to prevent senility and improve mental strength. I managed to get hold of some dried Lingzhi mushroom slices and used them as one of the ingredients in my Chinese Herbal Soup Recipe. Lingzhi is bitter, so I only added 2 slices into my medium size pot of soup. In order to reduce the bitterness in the soup, I throw in 2 pieces of Chinese Licorice (Kan chou) and some dried longan. Kan Chou is good for preventing cold, flu, tooth decay and gum diseases.

Here is my Healing Pork Bone Soup with Lingzhi Mushroom Recipe.

Ingredients
Pork Bones, 5 pcs
Lingzi, 2 slices
Ang Cho (Chinese Red Dates), 8 pcs
Dried Longan 8 pcs
Kei Chi (Wolfberries), 1 tablespoon
Kan Chou (Chinese licorice root), 2 slices
Salt to taste

Pour around 7 bowls of water into a pot. Bring to a boil and add in the pork bones. Throw in the rest of the ingredients and boil for around 1 hour. Add salt to taste. Add more water if the level drops significantly. Bring to a boil again and turn off the heat. Serve while still hot.

13 comments:

Christine said...

i should try for just an hour, I boil for 2 hours!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Thanks for sharing...

アンゼエリン said...

Pete, what I can say here. You are a great papa, your wife and your kids must be very grateful to have you preparing good food for them!

suituapui said...

Oh? This would be good for old people like me then? LOL!!!

Small Kucing said...

I have tried before. Dont like it much

Yan said...

I agree with Angeline, besides this soup is full of love and nutrient.

[SK] said...

wow, ling zhi!! i like the soup, looks good~~

MaryMoh said...

That's such a lovely tonic. I believe drinking that will make me young too :D

molly said...

You are a cook, a father, a husband, a driver, a worker, a bussinessman, a houseman, a blogger and now a new name for you, Chinese 'SinSeh'. In another word you are almost a superman or already a superman? Hehehe

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

oh i miss home! :) nothing can beat homecooked food

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foongpc said...

Looks so yummy and healthy!!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

very healthy soup, good for your family!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I agree with Arthur, food or old people like us..LOL!

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