What is Night Blooming Cereus (霸王花)? It sounds not familiar to you, right? Infact, not many people know how to use this. According to the net, Night Blooming Cereus it is the common name referring to a large number of flowering Cereus that bloom at night. They belongs to the cactus family. The flowers are short lived. Some of the species only bloom once a year, for a single night. I read abit about this flower, and I realized that it has high nutrition and medication goodness in there.
Most of the ingredients in a pot of Chinese soup has its medicinal purpose which is really difficult to explain using English. Probably chinese writing would be easier to explain it's goodness? (Source: www.hudong.com)
This is how the dried Night Blooming Cereus looks like. You can get it from general chinese medical hall or some of the dried sundries shop that sells general dried seafood and stuffs like that. I spotted this at one of the dried sundries shop in RedHill Wet Market over the weekend.
- 230g Pork Ribs (about S$3.00 from wet market butcher.)