Recipe: Daikon Tofu Dried Oyster Pork Soup
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 6 - 8
  • 1 daikon (about 1 lb)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 block of medium-firm tofu, sliced
  • 1.5 lb of lean pork
  • 4 dried oysters
  • 2 - 3 slices of ginger
  • 10 cups of water
  • few pinches of salt
  1. Rinse and soak the dried oysters in cold water.
  2. Cut the pork to 3 inch chunks. Sprinkle on 2 pinches of salt and let marinate while getting a small pot of water boiling to blanch the meat.
  3. After blanching, put the pork into a large pot, and add 10 cups of water to it (see note # 3 below). Bring it to a boil. In the meanwhile, peel and cut the daikon and carrot to ½ inch thick slices.
  4. When the large pot boils, put all ingredients in except for the tofu. Cover and cook under high heat for a few minutes until the pot boils again. Turn down the heat and simmer on low heat for 1 hour 15 minutes. Set the timer.
  5. When the timer signals, add the tofu to the pot. Set the timer and cook for another 45 minutes.
1. To make this soup with a thermal soup pot, simply prepare all soup ingredients in advance. Boil 10 cups of water in the thermal pot on the stove. Add in all ingredients. Cover and bring the pot to a boil again, then transfer it to its thermal container. After a few hours, the soup will be ready and pipping hot. Sprinkle a pinch of salt to season and serve. 2. See the Daikon and Dried Oyster page in the Common Ingredients section for information on nutrition, health benefits, and where these ingredients can be purchased.
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