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Watercrest Soup October 5, 2006

Posted by Angeleyes in Non-Halal, Soup.

I was telling PiggyBeng that I ran out of idea for a soup recipe and he told me it has been a long time since he last tasted watercrest soup and *ting!* the idea came. Well, it has been sometime since we had light and clear soup and this is a good idea… Something light and clear for a change… 🙂  A relatively simple recipe and a healthy choice as well…. However, my style is slightly different as I don’t just dump in the whole watercrest bundle into the pot and boil but I separate them so I can just eat the sprouts and not the stems.



  • Pork ribs
  • Watercrest
  • Red dates
  • Salt to taste


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  1. Wash and separate the watercrest’s sprouts and stems and put them in a different bowl.
  2. Boil water in a stockpot and add in pork ribs once it’s boiling. Then throw in the watercrest stems and red dates then boil for 1.5 hours.
  3. Remove the stems from the stockpot and put in the watercrest sprouts and let it boil for another 1/2 hours.
  4. Add salt before serving.


1. jazzmint - October 5, 2006

hehe I always cook this too..but dunno why sometimes turn out bitter..hmm any idea?

irugnotmis - March 6, 2010

if you soak watercrest overnight, it should get rid of the bitterness.

2. Angeleyes - October 5, 2006

Bitter? Could it be the watercrest? Never come across before but since this soup has limited ingredients the culprit should lies in the watercrest.

Jan - September 6, 2009

Bring the broth to a vigorous boil before adding watercress. This should prevent your soup from getting bitter. I learned this from my mother.

3. ag - July 15, 2008

i have cooked simply with canola oil, onion, tumeric and galic just saute’ very very good.

nainoa - June 10, 2009

Usually what I do….is to first cut up some boneless skinless chicken…add a little salt, pepper, garlic, ginger and a little olive oil. brown the chicken then add in 3 cans of chicken broth and one chicken broth can of water…put in the water crest and water chestnuts and turn the heat to low…..ITS MARVELOUS!!!!! email me if you have any ?s nainoagibson@hotmail.com

4. Jill - January 10, 2010

You know it’s WATERCRESS and not WATERCREST, right?

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