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Watercress Soup with Luo Han Guo

Watercress Soup with Luo Han Guo Recipe

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Whenever I have an irritated throat, or I feel a cough coming, I will make this soup remedy. It’s basically the watercress soup recipe, with an added luo han guo fruit (monk’s fruit). Chinese traditional medicine has always used luo han guo fruit to treat coughs, sore throat and combat phlegm. Luo han guo is also naturally sweet, so it gives a sweet taste to this soup. If you don’t like watercress that much, you may find the addition of luo han guo more pleasing to your palate.

Luo Han Guo (Monk's Fruit)

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46 Responses to “Watercress Soup with Luo Han Guo”

  1. Lovetocook — September 27, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    I used to cook this soup without the fruit. Now I’ve learn something new & good. tks.
    I always used the watercress with the very long roots. Understand it’s better than those with short ones.

    Also, I always make barley drink with luohan & add some panda leaves to enhance the fragrance. My kids simply love it….


  2. Joshua Colclough — January 30, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    I heard of this sugar before and I see it in extract and powders but where can i order the actual fruit? Do you know any websites? Please, please let me know!!!

    Thank you so kindly,

    Joshua Colclough


    • wiffy replied: — January 30th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

      Hi, check out the Chinatown in your area to see if anyone sells it.


  3. Zaynnnn — October 16, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Are there any substitutes for pork ribs? as some of my family members are vegetarian


    • wiffy replied: — October 19th, 2013 @ 2:24 am

      I only cooked the chicken and pork ribs version before. If you are cooking vegetarian, you can use some base vegetarian stock, or perhaps some corn and more carrots to sweeten the soup.


  4. Jonathan — June 22, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    How do I use luo han guo without a soup bag?


    • wiffy replied: — June 23rd, 2014 @ 11:09 am

      yes you can. Just place the smashed fruit in the pot. After cooking, you can filter the soup through a sieve.



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