Watercress Soup

watercress soup

Watercress soup is a seasonal soup since watercress isn’t available year-round. This soup is a delicious hearty vegetable soup that can detoxify your toxins and give your body a nice cleanse.


  • 1 bunch of watercress
  • 3.8 liters of water

  • 1 lb lean pork

  • 2 dried figs (optional)

  • 2 candied dried sweet dates (蜜枣)

  • 1 tbsp south almond

  • 1 tbsp north almond

  • 3 sea cucumbers, diced into ½ inch increments (optional)

  • 1 lb pork bones(optional)



  • At a chinese supermarket, you can find dried figs, dried sweet dates, north and south almond in packages in the dried foods aisle. You can also find fresh watercress in the vegetable section, but it is seasonal so it’s not always available.
  • Parboiling pork and bones – To clean meat and bones of impurities, you must parboil it by boiling it for a few minutes to rid it of scum.

  • Cleaning the watercress – To clean, fill a bowl with water and soak watercress, making sure to push the watercress down to rinse out bugs and dirt. Drain dirty water and repeat the process 2-3 times.

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