Monday, 12 March 2018

Urticales coconut soup 五指毛桃椰子汤

During my last trip to HK, my cousin's mother in law brewed this Urticales coconut soup 五指毛桃椰子汤.  She said it is very good for cough.  Actually I only the herb by Chinese and done a google search for this herb to get the English name for it.

It is call 五指毛桃, because the leaves resemble 5 fingers and the fruits when ripe has skin like the peach.  The roots after boiling tasted like coconut.

I have noticed a lot of people started coughing and my girl and I also have been coughing.  So shall make a pot of this soup for the whole family.

I am not sure whether this roots is available in Singapore but if you know of any medical hall that sells this, please let me know as I only have 2 bundles.  

You can read more on this herb here


What you need:
8 servings

1 bunch of Urticales root 五指毛桃
20 pcs sweet almond
10 pcs bitter almond
1 old coconut (available in Mustaffa)
400g lean pork
3 litres of water

Method:

Blanched pork.

Rinsed Urticales root, sweet almond, bitter almond and coconut.

Bring to boil the water and add in the Urticales root, sweet almond, bitter almond and coconut.  Bring to a boil again and lower heat to a simmer and simmer for 4 hours.

For slow cooker: Combined water and all the ingredients.  Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

Season with salt.


Note: if you put this in a slow cooker, you only need 4 bowls of water.


Enjoy!

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