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[Recipe] Chinese pork bone soup with lotus root

Pork Bone soup with lotus root Soup

This pork bone soup with lotus root is a classic soup seen in many Chinese households. This recipe is adapted from my parents who make a similar version at home.

I love that there is not a ton of ingredients in the recipe but the soup still has maximum flavour. The dried octopus is a must, and can be found in Asian grocery stores such as T & T Supermarket . The octopus smells super strong when taken out of the package but mellows out in the soup and isn’t overpowering.

I didn’t have the dried “brown peel” lotus seeds that is typically added to the soup. If you do have them, soak them for about an hour and add about 10 to the recipe. Even without the lotus seeds, the soup was incredible!

Preparing ingredients for the pork bone soup with lotus root


11 cups of pork bone broth with bones (recipe here)
1 dried octopus (50 g)
1 pound of lotus roots (about 2 lotus roots)-sliced 1-2 cm thick
1 tsp of salt
Handful of green onions for garnish- Sliced on the bias (optional)


  1. Add the pork bone broth, dried octopus, and lotus root in a pot and simmer for about 2 hours. Add salt about 10 minutes before serving.

You will love this. Happy Eating!

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