Traditional Chinese Sweet Potato & Ginger Dessert Soup
photo by c.k. Alvin
- Ready In:
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 inches fresh gingerroot, skinned and sliced (approx. 45g)
- 3 1⁄2 cups water
- 8 dried red dates (optional)
- 1 (60 g) slab raw brown sugar (approx. 60g, if not available, can be substituted with rock sugar)
- Peel, wash and chop sweet potatoes into chunks.
- Bring water to a boil; add ginger, sweet potatoes and red dates and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
- Upon boiling, add slab sugar and boil until sugar dissolves.
- serve hot or cold!
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You got it! I don't have a cold but not got a headache all day. Just made a bowl with the half sweet potato left at home. I like using brown sugar as my mom always used this and brown sugar was said to have a detox feature, not sure if this is true but heard from old people telling me that when I was a kid. Making this dessert makes me feel like home in HK. I am now in Switzerland. Adv of making this is that, for us who are from HK, we don't really need a recipe and can still make it. Cheers
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