Old Cucumber Soup
Servings Prep Time
2people 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2people 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 250g pork soft bone
  • 500-900g old cucumber
  • 1 pearl sweet corn
  • 10 Dried scallops
  • 8 red datescut into half
  • 2 small dried cuttlefish
  • 1.3L water
  • 1tbsp wolfberries
  • 1/2tsp saltto taste
  • 1tsp soya sauceto taste
Step 1: Prepare the old cucumber and corn
  1. Cut the old cucumber into half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds. Cut it into 8 parts.
  2. Remove the jacket and silk from the corn. Use the heel of the knife to cut the corn into 4 parts.
Step 2: Boil the pork to remove scums
  1. In a pot, heat up 1.5L water. When the water starts to simmer, add in the pork and let it cook for 3 mins.
  2. When the meat has firmed up and the scums have floated onto the surface of the water, bring the pot to the sink and pour the water away. Rinse the meat to remove the remaining scums.
Step 3: Boil the soup with Quicker Cooker and serve
  1. In a clean pot, add in all the ingredients and water, except for wolfberries and seasoning.
  2. Turn on high heat and bring the ingredients to a boil.
  3. Cover the pot with the lid, reduce to low heat and simmer for 1-2hrs, depending on which pot you are using, until the meat is tender. #Tip: Remember to check the water level every 20 mins to ensure that the soup did not dry up. If you need to top up water, add in 250ml hot water at any one time. Do not add too much as it will dilute the taste of the soup.
  4. Add in wolfberries.
  5. Season with salt and soya sauce to taste.