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White Radish and Pork Ribs Soup

Having a few soup dishes under your belt is a fast and sure to get something on the table without contemplating too much. Here is one from my household.


  • 350 gms pork ribs
  • 250 gms white radish/ daikon
  • 200 gms Chinese cabbage chopped optional
  • 15 pieces of red dates
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Blanch the pork ribs in boiling water. Strain to get rid of blood and impurities.
  • Peel and chop white radish in chunks.
  • Chop Chinese cabbage into fairly large pieces.
  • Place blanched pork ribs, white radish with red dates in a soup pot.
  • Add water until just covering the ingredients. Add white pepper.
  • Turn on high heat, bring it to a rolling boil.
  • Cover with lid. Let it boil for 2 hours.
  • Before the last 20 mins, add chopped Chinese cabbage.
  • Taste soup and adjust taste with salt. Serve.