29Nov, 2023
Lotus Root Peanut Soup 莲藕花生汤 – Eat What Tonight

I am on a soup binging craving recently and have been trying to incorporate some kind of soup in my meals recently. People often say it’s difficult to cook for 1 to 2 persons, but I have been trying to manage the portions moderately well such that there’s no wastage of food or whatsoever. So this serving of Lotus Root Peanut soup is good for 1 to 2 pax nicely if you are not a huge eater.

I love all kinds of warm and hearty soups, because they are actually what our Mum used to cook and they bring back such warm consolation. And I am one of those who would drink the soup but can set aside all the other ingredients used to cook the soup. So just the soup itself is good enough to make me feel all contented. So if that’s someone who will help to clear all the rest of the ingredients in the soup, I am more than happy ! LOL. 

In fact, I do not fancy lotus root by itself at all. But amazingly, together with some peanuts, this soup came off perfectly delicious ! I should really bravo at the originator who discover the pairing of lotus root with peanuts and making it into a soup. The combination is like a perfect match in heaven. And guess what, I used totally zero seasoning in this soup but the taste and flavor is still in existence. I credit much of this to my homemade stock that’s made out of pork bones and chicken carcass.

So is this one of your favourite soup too ? More soup collections coming the way soon too… 

Grab some fresh pork ribs and other fresh ingredients from PurelyFresh online to serve up this dish today !! 

Enjoy !

Lotus Root Peanut Soup 莲藕花生汤


Total time


Recipe type: Main

Cuisine: Chinese

  • 250g pork ribs
  • 2 stems of lotus root (cut away the top and bottom, remove the skin and sliced thickly)
  • 50g raw peanuts, rinsed with some water and drained
  • 3 red dates
  • 400ml home made stock (if not available, can replace with water)
  • 200ml water
  • salt to taste (optional)
  1. Blanch the pork ribs in some boiling water for approximately 1 minute. Remove and drain.
  2. Place the blanched pork ribs, together with the peanuts, lotus roots and red dates int the stock and water in a slow cooker to cook for approximately 3 hours or till the pork ribs are tender. If using a gas stove, simmer on low heat for approximately 1 hour or till the pork ribs are tender.
  3. Skim away the fats and impurities that float on the surface of the soup. Add salt (if using). Serve hot.

Lotus root tend to turn slight greyish in colour if they are simmer for too long. Made a check on this and understand that this is perfectly normal.
However, if you are really concerned about this, you can add the lotus root during the last hour of simmering in a slow cooker or last 30 minutes of simmering over a gas stove.



10Nov, 2023
Pandan & Peanut Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls) in Ginger Soup

It’s the 7th day of the Chinese New Year which is known as 人日 and also the day where it’s everyone’s birthday. So Happy Birthday to All ! Most people will probably do a typical thing, that’s to gather around for another round of festive “Lou Hei” but for me, I find comfort in a warm and harmonious bowl of these homemade tang yuan in a soothing sweet ginger soup.

So my mum ask me how I manage to get the peanut fillings in without breaking the skin of the glutinous rice balls. And guess what’s my answer. Well I told her if you can’t get the fillings in, then you can always get the fillings out ! Another way of enjoying these mochi-alike tang yuan is to coat them in a mixture of crushed peanuts and fine sugar which is equally enjoyable !

Used pure pandan juice for these homely tang yuan without any artificial colorings and made them in mini sizes so that it’s easier to finish up and the warm ginger soup which was made from scratch as well taste really comforting too, especially when it’s pretty chilly these couple of days due to the constant rain !