How to Make a Delicious Morel, Chinese Yam, and Lean Pork Soup: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use ribs instead of lean pork in this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use either all lean pork, ribs, or a combination of both according to your preference.

Q: Should I peel the Chinese yam with gloves?
A: Yes, it’s advisable to wear gloves while peeling Chinese yam to avoid itchiness.

Q: Is it necessary to use a stewing pot for this recipe?
A: No, if you don’t have a stewing pot, you can use a regular soup pot. Just bring the soup to a boil and then let it simmer for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Morel, Chinese Yam, and Lean Pork Soup


  • 4-6 Morels
  • 1 Chinese Yam
  • Lean Pork (or Pork Bones), as needed
  • 3 Figs
  • A small handful of Lotus Seeds
  • 4-5 slices of Ginger
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1-2 Red Dates
  • A small handful of Goji Berries
  1. Prepare the ingredients. Peel the Chinese yam (use gloves to avoid itching). You can use lean pork, ribs, or a combination of both.
  2. Place the pork in cold water with a few slices of ginger, bring to a boil to remove impurities, then rinse the meat clean.
  3. Clean the morels thoroughly and soak them briefly; use the soaking water in the soup for extra flavor.
  4. Put all the ingredients, including the morels, Chinese yam, pork, figs, lotus seeds, and red dates (pitted), into a stew pot. Add water.
  5. Cook using the soup setting if using a stew pot. Alternatively, bring to a boil in a soup pot and then simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. Be careful not to overcook, as the Chinese yam can become too soft.
  6. Before serving, add a small amount of goji berries and season with salt to taste.
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  • Rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants from morels and Chinese yam.
  • Lean pork provides protein with low fat content.
  • Goji berries and red dates add vitamins and enhance the immune system.
  • This soup is a healthy choice for boosting energy and aiding digestion.