Daikon Soup is one of the staple soups in most Taiwanese home cooked meals. Probably because it's simple to make and daikon radish is a common Asian vegetable, plus you can also use less expensive cuts of pork bones to simmer for the broth.
Easy to make and ready in 30-45 minutes, the daikon radish when cooked makes the soup slightly sweet. Grandma would often pair this soup with a few other main dishes and of course served family style with rice.
Other variations of this soup can also include adding carrots, tomatoes, and sometimes Chinese herbs.
1.5 lbs. pork spare ribs
1.5 lbs. daikon radish, peeled and cut into chunks
1 garlic clove, smashed
6 - 8 cups of filtered water (or enough to cover the ingredients)
salt, to taste
cilantro for garnish (optional)
Ready in Total Time: 50 min.
Prep Time = 5 min. Cook Time = 30-45 min.
For the full preparation method and instructions, watch the YouTube video tutorial here.
Blanch the pork bones by boiling in water for a few minutes, then discard the water.
In a clean pot, bring the pork, daikon, garlic and water to a boil and cook for 30-45 mins. or until the daikon is soft.
Add salt to taste and optional cilantro for garnish.