Thursday, March 05, 2009

Papaya Soup with Medlar Seeds and Ciku Fruit

If you live in Asia, you would know what the sapodilla fruit or ciku fruit looks and tastes like. It is very sweet when ripe but it is also a haven for fruit worms. Many people dislike eating this as they worry they will accidentally eat the tiny white worms too!

Besides eating them as they are, you can make a pretty easy soup with the sapodilla fruit.

This soup helps clear the lungs.

All you need are:

4 ripe ciku, de-skinned
1 medium papaya, peeled and sliced in chunks
2 tablespoons medlar seeds or boxthorn fruit, washed
4 candied dates, wash
lean pork (blanch)

In a pot, bring 1.5 liters to boil. Add all the above ingredients and bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Cover pot, lower heat and simmer for 2 hours. Season to taste with 2-3 teaspoons salt. Serve.
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