Monday, 26 April 2010

Lotus Root and Huai Shan Soup ^^

sorry my i-phone pic is OOF =P

This is easy to make and i love eating the huai shan ^^

chicken (half, cut into pieces, skinned, scalded in hot water to remove blood and bad smell)
lotus root (one section, sliced thickly)
fresh huai shan (about 15 cm, peeled and cut into chunks) - i don't know what this is called in English neh... in japanese it's called yama imo which means mountain yam. it looks like this before peeling

dried octopus (1, rinsed) you can buy this from the dried food section of supermarkets, usually with ikan bilis, white fungus and stuff
groundnuts (2 handfuls, rinsed)
water (3-4 cups, enough to cover ingredients)

place all ingredients into a pot and bring to boil, then simmer for 2.5 hours. add salt to taste (the octopus will make it salty so just a bit of salt will do. you can skip the salt if you don't want to add)

CAUTION: when you handle huai shan, do wear gloves. if you touch the flesh, you'd ITCH >.<|||

serve immeidately ^^