12 August 2008

KUDZU ROOT SOUP


Ingredients - 1 kudzu root, gram beans, ginger, red dates, sugar cane and sweet date.


Gram beans are slightly larger than red beans and have a distinct white eye.  It helps to relieve water retention in the body.  When cook with kudzu root, the soup helps to cleanse the kidneys and bladders.


Kudzu root (Fun Kort or Arrow Root) is a yam-like tuber.  It has fibrous texture and is starchy when cooked.  As the root is hard and the structure not even, it is tedious peeling the tuber.  Tiny eyes grow all over the tuber and they have to be rooted out.


No meat needs to be added as the soup gets its sweetness from the sugar cane and sweet date.  The soup tastes like peanut soup.

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