Apple Pork Ribs Soup
4 red apples
4 pieces crystallized fig (mo fa kuo)
500g pork ribs
2 litres water
1 tsp salt
1. Wash and cut apples into quarters. Remove core and soak in a little salt water.
2. Wash crystallized figs briefly and cut into halves.
3. Wash and scald pork ribs in hot water for 3 minutes.
4. Bring 2 litres of water to a boil. Add the pork ribs, apples and figs and cook over high flame for 15 minutes. Lower flame and simmer soup for 2-3 hours. Season with 1 tsp salt or to taste.
Note: This soup has the effect of soothing the lungs.