Sweet Potato And White Fungus Soup 番薯糖水
Recipe source : Nourishing Sweet Indulgence cookbook
Snow fungus or commonly called the white fungus contains lots of collagen. Its medicinal benefits are believed to be able to heal dry coughs and clear heat from lungs. In addition to improving skin complexion, I was advised that its collagen content is very beneficial to knee caps and it helps to lubricate the cartilages around the knee caps of the ageing citizens.
Old ginger is reputed to rid cold and "wind". Do not remove the skin from old ginger and do not undermine this little piece of old ginger. Because it really makes a difference to enhance the flavour of this sweet soup.
Now, sweet potatoes, as we all know are good for our bowel movements.
Combined together, they make an excellent sweet dessert which warms the heart and soul!
200g yellow sweet potatoes
200g orange sweet potatoes
50g old ginger
20g dried snow fungus, soaked until soft and tear into smaller pieces
2 litres water
200g cane rock sugar
Orange sweet potatoes
Yellow sweet potatoes
Soaked snow fungus
Old ginger cut into halves and smacked with the back of a cleaver
1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into small bite-sized pieces
2. Cut the old ginger into halves and use the back of cleaver to smack it.
3. Place old ginger, sweet potatoes and snow fungus into a medium-sized pot. Add in 2 litres of water and bring to a boil.
4. Lower to medium heat and continue to simmer for about 30 minutes. Add in cane rock sugar and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
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