Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sea coconut with snow fungus sweet soup | 17 comments:


This cooling and refreshing dessert soup is what we need to cool down our system in this current hot, humid, hazy weather........'Sea coconut with snow fungus sweet soup'.  This 'tong sui' or 'leong sui' is easy to prepare and also tastes fabulous both taken warm or chilled.


Sea coconut with the skin.  Skin removed revealing the white flesh which is then sliced thinly.  Preserved honey dates and dried longan in the centre.  On the left is dried snow fungus and next to it is softened snow fungus, stemmed and trimmed to small pieces.





A refreshing dessert for both the old and young .......... superb when taken chilled in this ridiculous heat!

Ingredients
  • 800 gm fresh sea coconut, remove skin and slice thinly
  • 10 preserved honey dates (mut choe)
  • 20 gm dried snow fungus, soak to soften, stemmed and trimmed to small pieces
  • 3 litre water
  • 30 gm dried longan, rinsed
  • 80 gm rock sugar
Method
Bring water and honey dates to a boil, about 15 mins.  Add in the sea coconut, rock sugar and white snow fungus.  Simmer on medium heat for about 1 hr.  Add in the longan, continue to simmer for another 15 mins.
Fine tune to desired sweetness, turn off heat and leave to cool.  Can be served warm or chilled.


Tip :  For easy removal of the sea coconut skin, freeze them, then the skin can be readily peeled off.

I'm submitting this entry to  'Muhibbah Malaysian Monday'.   Do check it out  'Here'!

17 comments:

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  1. I dont mind having a bowl of cold one for this hot weather.....

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  2. Cheah, I like you "tong shui" that added with sea coconut. Please pass me a bowl of chilled "tong shui".

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  3. I love desserts. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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  4. I also want a bowl of this dessert, must cook this for my family soon.

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  5. I miss this dessert. Very good for cooling down

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  6. I also love this "tong shui", but I cooked without the dried fungus..so refreshing...

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  7. Yummy Bakes
    Yes, chilled is best for this crazy weather!

    Ann
    Yes, come on over and join me!

    Feona
    Thanks for visiting. Will look at the test soon.

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  8. This sounds so deliciously refreshing! Love the snow fungus and sea coconut in the soup :)

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  9. Biren
    Yes, it'll be a good 'tong sui' for your summer too.

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  10. I have never seen a sea coconut. This drink must be very refreshing for the hot weather there. I need a lot of this when I go back.

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  11. MaryMoh
    I think you can find these in your hometown and hopefully by that time the haze would have been blown over and weather more tolerable!

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  12. I need a big bowl of that, should clear the ulcer in my mouth, not to mention delicious too!

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  13. I love this kind of tong sui and enjoy everything in there too.
    Happy weekend!
    Kristy

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  14. I love light desserts like this...it must have been a century since I last had sea coconut.

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  15. Jeannie
    I'm not sure whether it'll help heal your ulcer, must be eating too much durians in this hot weather!

    Kristy
    Yes I love it both warm or chilled and you have an enjoyable weekend too.

    Angie
    Gosh, I suppose you must have forgotten how it taste!

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  16. Yum, I really love sea coconut but I haven't found it here yet. Very delicious contribution :)

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  17. Shaz
    Thank you. Doubt you can find sea coconut in your part of the globe!

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