The old yellow cucumber (lou wong kwa) is a yellow cucumber that has been left to age until the skin has turned dark yellow. It is believed to have “cooling” properties and is high in dietary fiber. Combined with pork ribs, this soup dish makes a delicous traditional soup for hot stuffy days and is often dished out traditionally during the Chinese New Year.
- 1 old cucumber (replace with radish if old cucumber is unavailable)
- 1.5 litres of water
- 8 dried oysters
- 1/2 dried cuttlefish
- 8 dried chinese mushrooms
- 1 kg of pork ribs
- 5 cloves of garlic – peeled and whole
- Soya sauce to taste
Put all the ingredients together and bring to boil. Simmer on low heat for 1.5 hrs thereafter then add seasoning to tasteGarnish with cilantro then serve.