Rose’s Kitchen

Brown Marrow With Red Dates Soup

Brown Marrow With Red Dated 2


1 brown marrow

500g pork ribs

10-15 dried red dates

2 litres water


1 tsp salt 

1 tsp light soya sauce


1. Scrub the skin of brown marrow gently with a soft brush to remove any dirt. Wash and cut into 4-cm wide rings. Discard pith and seeds.

2. Scald pork ribs with boiling water for 3 minutes. Rinse and drain.

3. Bring 2 litres of water to a boil. Add in the marrow rings, red dates and pork ribs.

4. Boil over high heat for 15 minutes. Lower heat and simmer for another 1 hour.

5. Season with salt and light soya sauce to taste.


February 3, 2007 - Posted by | Soups


  1. Auntie, is this a seasonal soup and if so, what season is it good for? It resembles a soup that my mom used to make…

    Comment by Daniel | April 8, 2007 | Reply

  2. I usually boil this soup during the hot season. It is believed to stabilize body temperature. Brown marrow is good for dry coughs. Red dates, rich in vitamin C and E are believed to help improve blood circulation. You can omit the pork ribs and serve as a sweet soup.

    Comment by roseskitchen | April 8, 2007 | Reply

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