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'Lam Hung and Pak Hung' drink



I had a persistent bad cough recently and was advised to make this 'Lam Hung, Pak Hung' i.e. Sweet and Bitter almonds drink.  This sweet drink is a remedy to cure a bad cough and also helps to clear phlegm.  Sweet almonds are narrow, elongated in shape and have a thin skin while the bitter almonds are usually shorter, broader and less regular than sweet almonds.  To learn more about these almonds, do hop over to Wikipedia.






Clockwise ........ Sweet and bitter almonds, preserved honey dates, dried longan, 'kat paeng' or dried tangerine, dried lotus seeds, 'pak hup', 'chuen pui' in a cloth bag and a 'loh hon kor'. All these came prepacked, except for the 'loh hon kor', total cost is 7 RM.



After boiling for about 1hr. 30 mins., strain off the residue and take the drink luke warm ..... it's refreshing!






This drink can be taken even if you do not have a cough, it's more or less like a cooling tea.




Recipe for 'Lam Hung and Pak Hung' drink

Ingredients

200 gm of  bitter and sweet almonds, preserved honey dates, dried longan,
dried tangerine, dried lotus seeds, pak hup, 'chuen pui' and a 'loh hon kor'.
8 cups of water

Preparation
  1. Wash all the ingredients, lightly crack up the loh hon kor and put in a pot.
  2. Add in 8 cups of water and let it boil on high heat for about half an hour.
  3. Lower heat and let it simmer for another 1 hour.
  4. Strain off the residue and serve, luke warm.

Comments

  1. Oh I drink about three or four large mugs of tea a day and this one really intrigues my interest. I used to have a mug similar to that one you show at the bottom, miss it too.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful special hot drink!

    Culinarily yours,
    CCR
    =:~)

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  2. The drink must be very tasty, aromatic and nutritious.

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  3. The drink is so healthy. I need of of these right now.

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  4. I wonder what's the taste. I would love to try that. Must keep this to share with friends if they have cough. But hope can get all the ingredients here. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have fully recovered from your cough.

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  5. Hi
    Cajun Chef Ryan
    This is a nutritious tea. The mug at the bottom picture comes in a set like the 1st picture, with a ceramic 'strainer' and a cover. It's actually a Chinese tea mug.

    Angie
    Cantonese will call it a 'youn' drink, good for the throat!

    Divina
    It's good when you are having flu.

    Mary
    It's sweet, smells of tangerine and loh hon kor. I will make this when the weather is hot and humid. Thanks, I've finally recovered from my cough after making this twice.

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  6. This is my all time favourite! I'm sure this won't last untill the next day. Btw, I've an award for you. Please feel free to drop by to collect the batch. And do leave down your link add as well. Thanks! Have a nice day.Cheers.

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  7. Hope your cough is gone by now. Would love to make these tea but doubt I can find all these ingredients in Asian store here. One of the disadvantages of not living in the capital city in overseas.

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  8. Reminds me of home. I miss these drinks.

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  9. Hi
    Kristy
    Thanks, will check it out.

    The Cooking Ninja
    If you can't find all the ingredients, you can make do without some. But the basic ones for cough are the bitter and sweet almonds and dried tangerine. Thanks, no more cough!

    penny
    Think you can get all the ingredients from
    Chinatown.

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  10. What a unique drink, sounds like a magic cure, I'll be sure to try it!

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  11. Hi 5 Star Foodie
    I wouldn't call it a magic cure, but at least it's natural and you won't die from an overdose!

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