Recipe : Red radish soup with spare ribs

red cheeks

This is the first time I buy a red radish. Initially, I thought they are beetroots. But upon closer look, the label says red radish. So, I bought it because it looks so cute and pink. My son happily pose for me because I want to show how big is the radish. It is round and about the size of a grapefruit.

red radish

The skin is red but after peeling off the skin, it is just like regular white radish. However, it doesn’t have the earthy smell as the white variety. It is also firmer and taste nicer.

radish soup

I boiled the red radish with soft bones ribs, red dates and dried squid.

I also bought some root vegetable call cobo from Tesco. It is this long stick measuring three foot long. It turned out that the thing cannot be eaten because it is very hardy but it gives a nice earthy taste soup. I couldn’t seem to find any root vegetable call cobo in English. Anyone knows what it is call in Cantonese or Mandarin?

Post Author: lilian

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3 thoughts on “Recipe : Red radish soup with spare ribs


    (January 25, 2008 - 2:18 am)

    Hin Lilian ,
    The vege is called gobo ( Japanese) and Cantonese is called “ngow pang” ( Cow something….)


    (January 25, 2008 - 2:21 am)

    oops sorry, forgot to say , in English its burdock and sorry for the typo above s/b Hi Lilian,…

    Jian aka Cokeworld Citizen

    (January 26, 2008 - 12:44 am)

    yupz Gobo, Niu Bang. Mom always uses it for soup. Cut them up into pieces and throw them into pot together with the ribs. Good stuff. Recently I heard ppl saying the arrow root (chi gu) can be cook as a soup. Arrow root or arrow head? @.@

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