Why a special kinda soup i hear you asking..?? afterall, I’ve had lotus root soup before even though i am in Canada and the Zhu’s does give me home made soup often enough too. Well, this lotus root soup is gonna be special.. because it will be cooked with “hoe see” & “kong yue chi” (aka dried oysters & dried scallops) both sent by Chloe’s Kai Mah from Singapore – Lina.
So i cut up the lotus roots that i had gotten the day before .. and for those who are not aware of this.. i can’t get lotus roots here.. nor any Asian groceries either. But i was very lucky because a customer/friend’s wife who was up in Halifax purposely made the trip to the grocery store for me.. and brought me not only mushrooms.. but lotus roots. I’m very grateful ..!!!
Anyhow.. i was all ready for brewing the soup in a slow cooker today.. and went out for grocery shopping.. to find that there were no pork riblets to be bought. IT WAS SOLD OUT..~!!! Darn..!!!! they got pork chop.. and pork tenderloin .. but no riblets..!!! what a bummer..!!! but no worries.. I stored the lotus roots in the fridge.. and will wait for tomorrow to go look for pork in another grocery store. I can’t wait to taste the “hoe si” & “kong yu chi” in my soup. Special kind of soup.. thanks to Lina.. for her generosity.