Chinese Pear Soup Recipe
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A delicious anti-aging soup that nourishes your throat and lungs and has anti-aging properties.
Recipe type: Slow Simmer Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 4 fragrant pears (about 150g each) - peel, cut into halves and cored
  • 250 gm pork ribs
  • 3 tsp of sweet apricot kernels (南杏)
  • 4 dried figs
  • 2 honey dates
  • 10 g snow fungus
  • 4 dried pitted red dates
  • Water - Just enough to immerse all the ingredients
  1. Soak white fungus for about 15 minutes (longer if you can) in water to soften it. Cut off the hard bottom and discard. Cut the remaining white fungus into smaller pieces and set aside.
  2. In a pot of boiling water, blanch the pork ribs for about 5 minutes to remove scum. Do not skip this process if you want a clear pot of soup. Remove pork ribs from the pot. Rinse and set them aside.
  3. Add blanched pork ribs, pears, snow fungus, dried figs, honey dates, dried red dates, sweet almonds and water into a soup pot and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for around 1.5 hours or until meat is tender.
  4. Season with salt if desired.
Cooking Notes
1. If you have a thermal cooker, you may use it to cook on the stove top for 30-45 minutes before turning off the heat and letting it continue to cook for a few hours until ready to be served.
2. For larger pears (Snow or Yali variety), you'll need just 2 or 3 for this recipe due to the larger size.
3. Estimate 1 pear per person. So, if more people are taking the soup, add more pears and use enough water to immerse all the ingredients by about an inch.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at