Apr 28

Cantonese Old Cucumber Soup 老黄瓜煲猪骨汤


Edited: Apr 28






  1. Water 水

  2. Old ginger 老姜 1pce

  3. Old cucumber 老黄瓜 1pce

  4. Dried octopus 墨鱼干 1pce

  5. Red dates 红枣 10pcs

  6. Soup bone 汤骨 1/2kg

  7. Salt 盐 to taste

Can easily extract the seeds by using a tea spoon


  1. Bring water to boil in a claypot.

  2. Meanwhile, clean and smash ginger.

  3. Cut old cucumber to desired size, extract the seeds.

  4. Grilled the dried octopus, clean and set aside.

  5. Remove seeds from red dates.

  6. Clean and blanch soup bone. View the steps HERE.

  7. When water is boiling, add ingredient 2 to 5, cover lid, bring to boil again over high heat.

  8. Add soup bones, cover lid, bring to boil again over high heat.

  9. Adjust heat to low, simmer until ingredients are soft, about 2-1/2 hours.

  10. Boil for 3 hours continuously if you do not plan to intake the ingredients.

  11. Ready to serve, enjoy.

Step-by-step video instructions, click HERE to view.


Remark: Soup boiling time based on the use of claypot.


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