River Spinach & Lotus Stem Soup

This soup is simple to make, but it is so aromatic and tasty. Try it and start the New Year on a healthy note. River Spinach is also known as kangkong. If this is not available, you may use your favourite leafy greens.

Wish you all a healthy, happy and peaceful New Year, 2017!!




400g lotus stem, peeled, trimmed, cut into ¼-inch thick roundels, washed and rinsed with lime water

4-6 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

220g River Spinach, trimmed and rinsed

Salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place the lotus stem, garlic and 3 cups/750ml water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach and cook for a further 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Serve hot.

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