Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Apple Porky Bone Soup

BB had been asking for apples recently as we hadn't been able to buy nice ones. When we finally laid our hands on a pack of fresh ones, I made up my mind to indulge him on 2 of his faves, apple & soup!

Ingredients (serve 2 adults & 1 toddler):

3 small organic apples, core removed & diced
12 dried red dates, seeds removed
3 litres of water
1 piece of small pork bone with meat
A small handful of Chinese almonds ('nan bei xing')


1. Blanch the pork first by placing it in a pot with enough water to cover it. Bring the water to boil then remove from heat, drain & rinse.

2. Place all the ingredients into a big pot, bring to boil & simmer for 2 hours.

For lunch, I used the soup to cook a simple salmon with peas vermicelli.

Ingredients (serve 1 adult & 1 toddler):

1 litre of apple pork soup
1/4 pack (about 100g) of Origins brown rice vermicelli, soaked in water for 15 minutes
2 pieces of salmon
1 big handful of frozen peas


1. Transfer pork soup to a small pot. Add in salmon & cook for 10 to 15 minutes (depending on the thickness). Remove to cool & flake the salmon.

2. Add in vermicelli to warm up then peas to cook for 2 minutes. Top with salmon & serve warm.

Beneficial Combination:

Peas + Pork = Diuretic (promotes the production of urine), stop diarrhoea & aid digestion

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