Chinese-style Pork Bone Soup with Lotus Root


2 pounds pork neck bones
1 pound lotus root
4 slices of ginger
1 tablespoon dried goji berries
12 cups cold water
salt, to taste


  1. Rinse bone, drain, and set aside. Boil a large pot of water, and blanch the pork bones for about 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Right before you’re ready to start the soup, peel the lotus root and cut it into large chunks (If you do this too early, the lotus root will oxidize, similar to a potato. So hold off until you’re about to start cooking).
  3. Add all the prepared ingredients to a stock pot: the pork, lotus root, ginger, goji berries and cold water. Bring it to boil, and then turn it to down to a slow simmer. Cover and simmer for 3 to 4 hours…the longer the better. Add salt to taste, and serve.

Source: Hong Kong magazine