Do you cook with burdock root and konjac? Here, Masa cooks a miso soup with pork, burdock root and konjac.
Konjac is derived from the root of a starchy tuber plant, known as the amorphophallus konjac plant, which belongs to the Araceae genus family grown in China and Japan, where it has been harvested and consumed for centuries. In traditional Chinese medicine, it's thought that konjac has properties of detoxification, tumour-suppression, blood stasis alleviation and phlegm liquefaction.
Burdock contains high amounts of inulin and mucilage, which may ease certain gastrointestinal conditions. It also contains many bitter-tasting compounds thought to aid in digestion, and substances called polyacetylenes that have antimicrobial properties. In addition, burdock root may have the ability to lower blood sugar. Ancient texts classified burdock as an "alterative" or blood purifier. In Japan and elsewhere, it is eaten as a vegetable. In traditional Chinese medicine, burdock root is often used in combination with other herbs to treat sore throats, tonsillitis, colds, and even measles. Today, it is used to treat a variety of skin problems, including psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis and gout.
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五花肉片 Sliced pork—120g
牛蒡 Burdock root－30g
蔥 Green onion—1支
胡麻油 Sesame oil—少許
七味粉 Nanami powder—適量
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Let’s start with a fabulous soup recipe.
枸杞羊肉汤 GouJi and lamb soup
枸杞 Gou Ji berries 15g
栗子 chestnuts 18g
羊肉 lamb meat 60g
姜 ginger 2 inch, sliced or crushed
醋 vinegar 15 ml
水 water 800 ml
Salt and pepper
1. Clean lamb meat and cut into small cubes
2. Blanching (parboil) the lamb meat with 1/2 of the ginger and vinegar
3. Steam all ingredients in a ceramic container for 90 minutes
4. Add salt and pepper to taste
This soup is great for people who suffer from dizziness, low back pain, general fatigue, copious of night urination, edema. In general, these people would have pale tongue, thin white tongue coating with deep and thin pulses.
Image below is an example for how to steam soup in a rice cooker.
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