Lotus Root, Peanut, and Pork Rib Soup (蓮藕花生排骨湯)


Lotus Root, Peanut, and Pork Rib Soup (蓮藕花生排骨湯)

This classic Chinese soup is not only flavorful but also considered beneficial for health in traditional Chinese medicine.
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese


For the Soup:

  • 500 g pork ribs
  • 300 g lotus root peeled and sliced
  • 100 g raw peanuts soaked overnight
  • 2.5 litres water
  • 1 piece of ginger about 5 cm, sliced
  • Salt to taste

For Garnish:

  • A few sprigs of fresh coriander chopped (optional)



  • Soak the raw peanuts overnight in water.
  • Blanch the pork ribs in boiling water for 5 minutes to remove impurities, then rinse and set aside.

Cook the Soup Base:

  • In a large pot, bring 2.5 liters of water to a boil.
  • Add the blanched pork ribs and ginger slices to the boiling water.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, skimming off any foam or fat that rises to the top.

Add Lotus Root and Peanuts:

  • Add the peeled and sliced lotus root and soaked peanuts to the pot.
  • Continue simmering for another 1 to 1.5 hours, until the lotus root becomes tender and the peanuts are soft.


  • Taste the soup and add salt according to your preference.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Optional: Sprinkle chopped coriander over the soup for added color and flavor.
  • Serve hot, either as a standalone dish or as part of a larger meal.

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