White fungus and yu zhu soup (银耳玉竹清润汤)


Under the current hot weather, it is beneficial to drink some nourishing soup. I found this recipe from here. Another similar soup without using sweetcorn can be found over here.

Ingredient A:
20g white fungus 银耳(washed, soaked and torn into small pieces)
20g yu zhu 玉竹 (washed)
20g lily bulb 百合(washed)
10g red dates (removed seeds) / 15g candied dates (I used 2 big candied dates)
100g carrots (washed, cut into chunks)
2 medium-sized sweetcorns (washed, cut into chunks)

Ingredient B:
250g lean pork (washed, cut into chunks, blanched over hot water)
Pinch of salt

1) Put ingredient A into a cooking pot, add in adequate water, soak for 1 hour.
2) Bring water to boil, add in lean pork for a while, reduce heat to low fire, simmer for 2 hours, season with salt.


Lisa Khoo said...

Hi, LK

What is lily bulb?


Food For Tots said...

Hi Lisa,

Lily bulb is "pai her" (百合). It can be used in cooking soup, tong sui(dessert) and stir-frying.