Saturday 12 November 2005

Almond, Sea Coconut And Pumpkin Soup

When you first taste this soup, it will taste some how like you are drinking red bean soup. Because they do have the similar taste due to the dried tangerine peel and lily bubs. This soup helps to promote circulation of Qi, expel septum and aids digestion. The sweet and bitter almonds also clears the heat, moistens internal dryness and avoids coughing. It is a very good sweet soup to consume before or after dinner to smooth your throat. Do consider and give it a try.

Ingredients: (serves 2-3)
8g Sweet Almonds, 南杏
12 Bitter Almonds, 北杏
500g Pumpkin
38g Dried Lily Bulbs, 百合
5 Pieces of Sea Coconut, 海底椰
225g-250g Lean Pork
3-4 Candied Dates, 蜜枣
1 Small Piece Dried Tangerine Peel ,陈皮

1. Remove the skin and seeds from the pumpkin, rinse and cut into thick slices.
2. Rinse, remove the outer skin of the sea coconut and cut it into thick slices.
3. Wash dried lily bulbs, candied dates, almonds and set aside.
4. Soak dried tangerine peel until soften then scrap off the white pith.
5. Wash and scald the lean pork in boiling water.
6. Bring 800ml of water to boil, add in all ingredients and bring to boil again.
7. Transfer to slow cooker and simmer on low heat for about 2 hours and serve.


  1. Hi! I came across your recipe while searching for what to do with dried sea coconut. I recently purchased this from the Chinese food store because it looked interesting. Could you tell me any other (or traditional) uses for dried sea coconut? I will try your soup recipe as well! Thanks!~ Bonnie

  2. Hi Bonnie,

    i am not sure about the usage of the dried sea coconut but from what I google you can use it to double-boil soup with lean pork/chicken too.

  3. Hi, can exclude the lean pork?


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