The 3 Chinese herbal pork soup pair pork ribs or lean pork fillet with an array of Chinese herbs to address a variety of conditions.
The first 2 recipes uses pork ribs and the last one uses lean pork.
1. 4-taste soup
One of the most popular herbal pork soup is the 4-taste soup or 四味汤 (si wei tang). This healthy soup features 4 mild Chinese herbs fondly known as the 4 officials in traditional Chinese dietary therapy. It is taken frequently to maintain general good health, loosely translated as the 4-taste soup.
These 4 herbs are good for the stomach. They strengthen the spleen. If you suffer from indigestion and diarrhoea, this soup should be great for you. You should avoid this if you have constipation.
2.5g lotus seeds
2.5g euryale seeds
2.5g coix seeds
100g fresh Chinese yam
300g pork ribs
4 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon cooking wine
The Chinese yam in soup packs are obviously the dried type. The difference is that fresh Chinese yam can be eaten while the dried ones are not as nice.