Bamboo Pork Soup

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Bamboo and Pork Soup Recipe

Chinese bamboo and pork chop soup

This simple Chinese three-ingredient soup is a traditional homestyle favourite in Taiwan. All you need is bamboo shoots, pork chops and chicken stock.

Serves 4

Ingredients
3 oriental cucumbers
1/2 medium-sized carrot
2 tablespoons white rice vinegar
5 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 chilli pepper, sliced
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar

Method

  1. Scrub cucumber and rinse skin well (do not peel). 
  2. Cut cucumbers lengthways into quarters. Cut crossways into finger-length pieces. 
  3. Slice carrot into matchstick-sized slivers.
  4. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of salt over cucumbers and carrot. Mix in. 
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Rinse off salt and drain.
  7. Add remaining teaspoon of salt, rice vinegar, garlic, chilli pepper, sugar. Mix well.
  8. Refrigerate for a further 3 hours, mix and serve.

Notes
For a variation add a teaspoon of finely diced ginger. You can substitute the cucumber with another vegetable such as radish, kohlrabi, cabbage or Chinese cabbage.

CHINESE NAME OF THIS DISH
筍子排骨湯
sǔn zi páigǔ tāng


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