Watercress with Pork Ribs Soup

Watercress Soup Recipe

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The weather in Singapore is perpetually hot and humid. So the best way to cool down in our tropical climate is with a nourishing and cooling bowl of watercress soup (西洋菜汤).

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Watercress is packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins. It is said to have detoxifying and cancer-preventing properties as well. Home cooking is all about healthier living so soups like this is a must on my dinner table every now and then. This is a real taste of home-cooked food to me.

Watercress Soup Recipe

Watercress Soup Recipe

Watercress with Pork Ribs Soup Recipe

Watercress is packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins, and it is perfect for combating the


  • 250g pork ribs
  • 1.3 litres water
  • 15 pitted red dates
  • 200g watercress ends trimmed, then roughly cut
  • 1 tbsp wolfberries soaked in a small bowl of water until puffy; drained
  • salt to taste


  1. Blanch pork ribs in boiling water for about 5 minutes, to remove the scum so that you have clear soup later.
  2. In a large soup pot, add blanched pork ribswater, red dates and watercress. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer (with lid partially closed) for about 40 minutes.
  3. Five minutes before you turn off the flame, add the soaked wolfberries. Season with salt. For best results, keep the soup warm in a thermal pot for a few hours before serving.

– You can substitute pork ribs with chicken, or a combination of chicken and pork.