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Snow fungus with ginseng soup



This sweet soup or 'tong sui' of snow fungus, preserved dates, liquorice and ginseng roots  is a saviour these days because of the crazy hot weather.  Not only is this easy to prepare its taste is fabulous too.  A good idea to have a bowl of dessert to cool us down in this sweltering heat and this can be taken both warm or chilled.









Recipe for Snow fungus with  ginseng soup

Ingredients

  • 30 gm dried snow fungus, soaked to soften, stemmed and cut into small pieces
  • 2.1/2 litre water
  • 9 preserved honey dates (mat choe)
  • 20 strands of ginseng roots  (yeong sum soo)
  • 3 pieces of liquorice (kam choe)
  • 60 gm rock sugar
Preparation

Bring water, ginseng roots, liquorice and dates to a boil, about 15 mins.  Then add in the snow fungus, rock sugar, simmer on low heat for about 45 mins.  Fine tune to desired sweetness, turn off heat.  Leave to cool for a while.  Serve warm or chilled.




I'm submitting this post to  Aspiring Bakers # 20 (Asian Dessert Buffet) June 2012 hosted by
Moon  of  Food playground

Comments

  1. Hi Cheah, your dessert is very refreshing for our hot and humid weather. Love the combination. Snow fungus is a beauty augmenting medicine, it help to improve our skin too.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Yes, I've heard of this too, so maybe it'll be an SK III in the making.....ha, ha!

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  2. Yeas, the weather is freaking hot and humid. The electric bill is going skyhight this month :( your bowl of dessert will definitely be great for this mad weather :)

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    1. Yes, so TNB will be reaping in great profits this year!

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  3. Cheah, good dessert for the hot season. Will try this dessert if it is not too sweet. Cutting down on sugars, lol..

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    1. Yes, do reduce the sugar to your liking. Excess sugar is not good for us.

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  4. Hmmm....I love this kind of soup. Sometimes I will use yang shen.
    Hope you're having a lovely day, cheah.
    Kristy

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    1. You enjoy your weekend with your family too, Kristy!

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    1. Hey, the ginseng gives you the extra oomph!

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  6. I sure need this now. I think it would be good for my let injury :D

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    1. Yes, it's refreshing and will do you good, Mary. Wish you a speedy recovery!

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  7. yeah, the weather has been crazy hot and getting hazy too. I never had this kind of combination in a tong sui, thanks for the idea, cheah!

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  8. I love this nutritious and delicious snow fungus soup with ginseng!

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  9. Hi, this is something new, never tried white fungus with ginseng before.Thanks for the new idea.

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