New Year’s Sweet Soup

Let’s start the new year with
something sweet and auspicious – traditional lotus sweet soup

Serves: 4-6pax | Prep Time: 15 min | Cooking Time: 25 – 30min

 

You Will Need

Dried Lotus Seed, 60g
Fresh Gingko Nut, 60g
Dried Longan, 80g
Brown Sugar or Rock Sugar, 150-200g
Dried Persimmon, Sliced, 2 nos
Red Dates, Pitted, 10 to 15 nos
Water, 2 litres
Pandan Leaves, 2 nos

 

Directions

1. Soak the dried lotus seed with hot water for 5 minutes
until it’s softened and tender. Drain the water and set
it aside.
2. Soak the sterculia seeds with hot water until fully
burst before removing the seeds and outer shell.
3. Boil 2 litres of water in a pot. Add in longan to the
water and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. Then
add in lotus seeds, fresh gingko nuts, dried longans,
dried slices of persimmons, red dates and pandan
leaves. Cook for another 10–15 minutes.
4. Add in brown sugar or rock sugar, as needed.
5. Serve it hot or cold.

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