Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cooking Lab - Hearty Pork Riblet Winter Soul Soup with Goji Berry (排骨酸菜甕)

Winter means cold and flu. What do you eat when you are feeling under the weather? 

This is the easiest hearty soup to make. Just add all ingredients into a deep earthware and let it steam away for 45 minutes.

(c) GMV - Got My Vote!

The therapeutic ingredient is the sour mustard greens; (of course the pork ribs helps) This vegetable provides a gentle tanginess to the soup. You can get get these from any Asian groceries


- 1 packet of vacuumed mustard greens 
- 300g sliced daikon/white radish 
- 300g fried pork riblets
- 50g goji berry 
- 3 cups pork/chicken stock 
- 1 cup water 
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce 
- 2 tablespoon black rice vinegar 
- 2 teaspoon brown sugar 
- 2 teaspoon cooking wine 
- Salt and pepper 


1. Drain the mustard greens from the packet liquid and thoroughly rinse under running water.

2. Cut into equal pieces.

3. Slice the white daikon into thin squares.

4. In a deep earthware, place chopped mustard greens at the bottom.

5. Overlap the sliced daikon on top as the second layer.

6. Scatter the fried pork riblets on top the daikon layer.

7. Finally finish the layering process with more daikon slices.

8. Add boiled stock liquid into the earthware.

9. Add in the seasonings - soy sauce, wine and sugar.

10. Place it in a large steamer, and let it steam for 40 minutes.

11. In the final 10 minutes, add the goji berries on top.

12. Season with a dash of black rice vinegar.

13. Serve hot.

This soup has healing power It is so warm and soothing - the perfect meal for a cold.