This is one of my mother's favorite soups because she can make it for
the family year-round. Neither too yin or too yang, it can be served
either before or after a meal. It invigorates the spleen and kidney,
clears any heart-burn, tranquilizes the mind, and improves visual
acuity. The herbs listed below are inexpensive and can be readily
purchased in Chinese herbal shops.
- 1 oz. rhizona dioscoreae
- 1 oz. fructus lycii
- 1 oz. dried lotus seeds
- 1 oz. bulbus lilii
- 1 oz. dried longan
- 6 pcs. dried red dates
- 1 lb. lean pork
In a medium sized pot, boil nine cups of water. Bring it to a boil and
add pork, skimming the surface to remove any foam. Add remaining
ingredients. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.