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Green Raddish and Carrot Soup

 
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singapore gal
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 6:59 am    Post subject: Green Raddish and Carrot Soup Reply with quote

This is a cantonese soup and is very tasty.



Ingredients
1-2 green raddish
2-3 carrots
3 honey dates
2 dried figs
2 dried scallops
a handful of "nam buk ham" (cantonese - south north almonds?)
300gm pork bones/ribs/shoulder blade

Method
1. chop raddish and carrots into chunks
2. rinse dates, figs, scallops and almonds
3. par boil pork in boiling water, remove from water
4. in a medium to large pot, add enough water to cover half the pot, bring to boil
5. add all ingredients and bring to boil
6. turn heat down to medium low and simmer for 3-4 hours. occassionally checking on water level.
7. if water is too little, add more water

Notes:
1. the south-north almonds are not meant to be eaten even after cooking.
2. green raddish has a bitter taste so for a milder taste, use only 1 raddish.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singapore gal

interesting...why are the almonds called North South?

It look like the ones I get from chinese medicinal hall and sometimes NTUC sells them too. and label as Bei Xing


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bak hang (cantonese) = bei xing is North almond and nam hang (cantonese) which is south almond (nan xing) are a bit different, same shape but nan xing is slightly bigger and maybe a little whiter.

sometimes they are labelled as Dried Apricot seeds.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Xing-ren (chinese almonds) are known for its properties in treating
dry cough and constipation, as well as moisturizing the intestines.

The nan-xing (northern almond) is sweet in taste while the bei-xing (southern almond) is bitter. TCM believes in using them both to balance. But bei-xing is used in lesser portion as it contains prussic acid.

A well-known dessert would be the hot almond milk....
and I simply love the one in Chinatown *slurp* Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gina, Mugicha and Yangone. I just know how to use them but don't exactly know their properties. My almonds are a mix of north and south almonds. The chinese medicinal halls here sell those that are mixed together. But if yours are separate packages, then based on Yangone's explaination, use a proportion of 2 x south and 1 x north.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Singapore Gal

Where to buy the mix porportion of North & south Almond? Hock Hua Birdnest in West Mall only sell the North Almond in 1 pkt form and South Almond in 1 pkt form. If 2x South to 1 x north, is how many grams of each kind shall I use?

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Thanks Gina, Mugicha and Yangone. I just know how to use them but don't exactly know their properties. My almonds are a mix of north and south almonds. The chinese medicinal halls here sell those that are mixed together. But if yours are separate packages, then based on Yangone's explaination, use a proportion of 2 x south and 1 x north
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diana,

Not sure which part of Canada you are in but in Vancouver, the Tung Fong Hung Medicinal Hall sells them mixed. HTHs.



dianaheng01 wrote:
Hi Singapore Gal

Where to buy the mix porportion of North & south Almond? Hock Hua Birdnest in West Mall only sell the North Almond in 1 pkt form and South Almond in 1 pkt form. If 2x South to 1 x north, is how many grams of each kind shall I use?

Thks

Diana
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Thanks Gina, Mugicha and Yangone. I just know how to use them but don't exactly know their properties. My almonds are a mix of north and south almonds. The chinese medicinal halls here sell those that are mixed together. But if yours are separate packages, then based on Yangone's explaination, use a proportion of 2 x south and 1 x north

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to get the North & South almonds mixed in the correct porportion at a medicine shop at Admiralty. What other soups can North & South Almonds be used-can used for old cucumber soup? If North & South almonds are not meant to be eaten after cooking, that it is quite irritating to scoop it aside cos when we drink the soup, it will float inside the spoon.

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dianaheng01 wrote:
If North & South almonds are not meant to be eaten after cooking, that it is quite irritating to scoop it aside cos when we drink the soup, it will float inside the spoon.


I put them in a small disposable pouch meant for tea leaves. I bought it at the Daiso here in Vancouver, I guess you can look for it at the S'pore Daiso.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not meant to be eaten? I always eat leh...

dianaheng01 wrote:
If North & South almonds are not meant to be eaten after cooking, that it is quite irritating to scoop it aside cos when we drink the soup, it will float inside the spoon.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reena wrote:
Not meant to be eaten? I always eat leh...

dianaheng01 wrote:
If North & South almonds are not meant to be eaten after cooking, that it is quite irritating to scoop it aside cos when we drink the soup, it will float inside the spoon.


Can be eaten but according to my mother-in-law, the South almonds are not good for health, can only eat a few pieces. Since I can't tell between N&S almonds, I don't eat them at all. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mum studies TCM. She always tells her customers that South has little "poison" in them, thus its advised to not have too much of it. she always compliments more North and less south.
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