Recipe: Daikon Carrot and Luo Han Guo Pork Soup
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 8
  • 2 lbs of lean pork
  • 1 small daikon, about ½ lb (a.k.a turnip)
  • 2 medium sized red carrots, about ¾ lb
  • ½ of a small Luo Han Guo, about 2.5″ in diameter
  • 2 tsp of sweet almonds (a.k.a south almonds)
  • 1 tsp of bitter almond (a.k.a north almonds)
  • 12 cups of water
  • 1″ of ginger root, sliced
  1. Boil a medium pot of water for blanching while cutting the pork to 2″ – 3″ cubes. Blanch the meat cubes and set aside.
  2. Boil 12 cups of water. In the meanwhile, peel, and slice the daikon and carrots to 1″ thick slices. Rinse and cut the Luo Han Guo in half. Rinse the almonds and set aside.
  3. When the water boils, put all ingredients into the pot. Boil covered on high heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Simmer soup on low heat for 2 hours. Set your timer. When ready, sprinkle a pinch of salt to taste and serve.
Only use 1 tsp of the bitter almonds for this recipe as they do contain trace amounts of toxins like cyanide.
Recipe by Chinese Soup Pot at