Old Cucumber Soup with IONA Purple Clay Slow Cooker

Serves 4    Preparation Time 10 minutes    Cooking Time 2 hours

Old cucumber soup is a slow cooked Cantonese soup recipe. After simmering at low heat for a couple of hours, the old cucumber will turn really soft and flavorful. The health benefits includes high dietary fiber, iron, calcium and anti-ageing properties. The nutritional benefits of red dates gives natural sweetness to the soup. While dried scallops and oysters add a hint of saltiness.


  •             250g Pork Bones
  •             6g Ginger
  •             8 dried Scallops
  •             1 old Cucumber (seeds removed)
  •             3 dried Oyster
  •             4 Red Dates (seeds removed)
  •             2L Water
  •             1 tbsp of Gogi Berries


  •             Bring a pot of water to boil and blanch pork bones with ginger.
  •             Add water, old cucumber, red dates, gogi berries, dried scallops and dried oysters into a slow cooker pot.
  •             Set to high heat and bring to a boil, then lower heat to low.
  •             Allow it to simmer for 90 minutes before serving.


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