Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lotus Root Soup with Peanut

As mentioned in one the the earlier post on #cookforfamily, I'll be sharing the soup that I have prepared for that meal.

This is one of the family's all time favourite soup. I'm pairing the Lotus Roots here with peanuts. Another of our favourite pairing is with Cranberry Beans (珍珠豆).

I'm re-posting this recipe here as the older post I shared some time back is missing the photo. :( Blogger got hungry and 'ate' up the photos in my blog from year 2006 to 2007. I still have a year's posts that's missing the photos which I'm finding time to add them back to the post.

If you come across posts, especially post from the 2 years mentioned, you will see a blank black patch. There's no problem with your browser or my blog. It's just missing. :/

Enjoy this soup while I find time to reload the missing photos. ;P

  • 300g Pork Ribs
  • 1 section Lotus Roots (about 400g)
  • 80g Peanuts
  • 1 pieces Dried Octopus
  • 8 Dried Red Dates, pitted
  • 1.8 litre Water
  • Salt to taste

How to do it:
  1. Blanch the pork ribs in boiling water for 5 min then remove.
  2. In a new pot of water, add in all ingredients except salt.
  3. Bring it to boil and turn down fire.
  4. Continue to simmer for 3 hours.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Serve.


  1. Hi
    do you actually soak the peanuts to soften them before boiling them?

    1. No, I didn't soak them. You can do that if you like.

  2. Tis is one of my family's favourite soup, reminds me its time to boil this again since the weather is getting hot. Hpe you can recover the photos..

  3. Pardon me, where do you buy the dried octopus? Is it the same as dried squid? Do you need to prepare it before putting it in soups? Eg, soaking in water?

    1. You can get it from Supermarket (under dried goods) or your local dried goods grocer. Dried octopus and dried squid are different but both makes the soup sweeter. Most people use dried octopus. You dont have to soak it. Just give it a quick wash as it's dried in the open. After that, use a scissors to cut into smaller pieces for use.

  4. Hi, no special peanut needed rt? Normal dried ones will do?

  5. How many people does this recipe serves? Cause im staying overseas and if im gonna cook, im only cooking fo myself ): hahaha

    1. Only for yourself? Then you might have to half it at least.