Sunday 27 December 2009

Pear And Sweet Corn Soup

Double-boiled pear soup is always one of my son favourite herbal drink, he will always pester me to cook pear soup for him whenever he sees "Pear" in the supermarket. And from my "Soup - Herbal Tea" list you can see two different version of sweet Pear soup.

But today instead of cooking pear dessert soup, I decided to try something different. I got this idea from my colleague whose mum is a very good Cantonese cooker as well as soup maker. I used to hear from her that one of her favourite soup that her mum always boil for her is this "Sweet Corn & Pear Soup". So after confirming with her roughly what are the ingredients used, I decided to give it a try.

Ingredients: (serves 4)
300g Pork Ribs
1 Sweet Corn, cut into section
1 Large Shingo Pear, cut into quarters
5g Sweet & Bitter Almond(南北杏)
1 Honey Date(金丝蜜枣)
5 Large Red Dates(红枣)
5g Wolfberries(枸杞)
1000 ml Water

1. Blanched the pork ribs in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain them thoroughly, then set aside.
2. Use a clean pot, bring 1000ml of water to boil, add in sweet corn, pear and the rest of the ingredients except Wolfberries.
3. When the soup comes to boil again, lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or so until it is favourable to taste, add in the wolfberries and simmer for another 5 minutes or so.
4. You can serve it with rice or before meal.

~ Shingo pears are one of the popular export fruits. They have light golden brown peels, and taste very sweet and juicy yet have crunchy texture.

This is indeed a very delicious soup that is full of natural sweetness and fragrance that is infused by the sweet corn and pear and the rest of ingredients. This taste just as good as the sweet dessert version but if you don't prefer to mix something sweet to go with your meal. I will suggest that you can have this soup either before meal or after your meal. Posted by Picasa


  1. Sounds really nourishing. I must try it one day if I see the pears. Happy Holidays! :)

  2. This is very nourishing - a "cooling" soup.

  3. Lena, good job on the blog as ever! I believe that it must be very nourishing and good for health, too bad, I've never have fate with herbs. =P

    Thanks for the New Year wishing, here's wishing you and your family a splendid 2010!! God's blessings be with you always!! =D

    Thanks for your compliment on the pictures, they are shots of my previous apartment, not the new home. Yeah.. I meant it as a tribute to the old place, it is still a blessing afterall from God when we were trying to find the perfect land... You knew how difficult it was for me that period of time. But Hallejuhah! His Name be praised, God has healed my hubby and settled us down in this new place. We really can't thank Him enough.

    Believing that God will still continue to treat each of His children good. Let's walk the New Year in His deep grace and love. Bless you sister.

  4. Hi noobcook, Happy Holidays to you too. May u and your family have a blessed year in 2010.

    Hi tigerfish, yup this can be consider as cooling soup too :)

    Hi Stardust, I heard Japan has very good Shingo pear which is sweet and juicy... mb u can give this a try when u managed to get some of the herbs during your trip back in Sg... :)

    Hallejuhah!!! Praise the Lord for His healing in your family. May he continue to bless you with all that you needs and wants. Amen!

  5. Hi,

    May i know which of your soups are suitable for 9mth old baby? Thank you.

  6. Hi Ailing,

    As long as drink in moderation like perhaps 2 - 3 tablespoons of soup a meal is ok for the 9mth old. But if are worry about the chinese herbs used, then mb u can avoid chosing those with strong herbs like dang gui, ginseng or etc. But peanut lotus soup, watercress soup, pear soup, ABC soup, all these are ok for kids :)


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