Watercress and Pork Soup

5.0 from 6 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • 500 gram (1 lb.) pork spare ribs, cut into bite size pieces
  • 12-15 dried jujube fruits/red dates (Chinese: hong zao)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cup (1.5 liter) water
  • 250 gram watercress (Chinese: xi yang cai / Indonesian: selada air), remove ends and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries (Chinese: gou qi)


  1. (Optional) Blanch pork spare ribs in a pot of boiling water to ensure a final clear soup.
  2. Boil together blanched pork spare ribs with red dates, salt, and water, the reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the pork is tender. About 1 hour
  3. Add watercress into the pot bring it to a boil again. Reduce heat and simmer until the the watercress is tender. About 20-30 minutes.
  4. Add goji berries and cook for another 5 minutes.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.