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A pot of nutritious, slow simmered lotus root soup to bring out the richness and goodness of the ingredients.
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What is Lotus Root?
Lotus root is a favorite ingredient in Chinese dishes. It can be used as an ingredient in soups, as well as stir-fries. Recently 麻辣香锅 (Mala stir fries) has been really popular in Singapore, and one of the ingredients we often see in it would be sliced lotus root.
Just a fun fact – I remember seeing slightly muddy lotus roots selling in the market when I was a kid. Thankfully these days we can find washed lotus root easily!
What Other Ingredients Are Used In This Soup?
Other than lotus root, peanuts and red dates are often used in this soup as well.
Some recipes also include chicken feet for a richer soup; dried cuttlefish for added flavor; black beans for additional boost of nutrition.
As this is a slow simmered soup, by adding in chicken feet, cooking over a longer period of time will make the soup “thicker” and richer with collagen drawn from the chicken feet. You can also make a thicker soup with big pork bones for soup – simply cook over longer time to draw out the goodness in the bones.
If you like the old school slow simmered Chinese soup taste, don’t skip adding dried cuttlefish and dried scallops! These ingredients add more umami flavor to the soup.
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This recipe serves 2 adults, or 1 adults 2 kids. So you can adjust the qty of the ingredients to your liking 🙂 This recipe also fits in Thermos 1.5L thermal pot.