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Papaya, Snow Fungus and Almonds Soup

Papaya, Snow Fungus and Almonds Soup Recipe

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Papaya, snow fungus and almonds soup (木瓜雪耳糖水) is a Chinese dessert which I tried at a famous dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong last month. When I tried the dessert, I thought this is something I can try to recreate at home since I have made something similar before – snow fungus with ginkgo nuts soup.  I thought the combination of papaya, almonds and snow fungus is really nourishing and beautiful.  This soup has health benefits such as improving blood circulation, strengthening respiratory system and improving complexion. I love to drink this dessert chilled.


This is the papaya I used for the recipe. Was surprised when I cut it open to find that it is yellow fleshed but it turned out still tasty in the dessert soup. I would have preferred orange flesh papaya though, I think the dessert will look prettier in orange :)

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34 Responses to “Papaya, Snow Fungus and Almonds Soup”

  1. norma — August 24, 2010 @ 4:25 am

    Everything you touch turns out beautiful


  2. Tastes of Home — August 24, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

    this is one of my fav Chinese desserts! yours look so soothing and yummy :)


  3. blessedhomemaker — August 24, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

    We love this dessert, very refreshing and soothing! Sometimes I add in dried figs too.


    • wiffy replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

      dried figs is 无花果? interesting, I never thought of adding it… must try it out next time :)


  4. Delicious. Good for complexion!


  5. Xiaolu — August 26, 2010 @ 1:36 am

    This looks gorgeous and soothing. I’m sick with a cold and sore throat right now so I would love a taste of this!


    • wiffy replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

      Hope you get better soon!


  6. Little Inbox — August 26, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    This is another new combination of ingredients for the white fungus dessert. Very soothing indeed.


  7. jo — August 26, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    This looks so delightful .. would love to have one right now.


  8. maameemoomoo — August 27, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    Do u notice that papaya has been quite a rare find lately?? I’ve been looking for papayas since 3 weeks ago and there aren’t any around..

    Thanks for the recipe. I would love to try my hands on this one soon.. i need more variety apart from barley water!


    • wiffy replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

      no leh … I see them quite frequently at the market and NTUC … hehe…


  9. petite nyonya — August 27, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    This is indeed so refreshing and nutritious!


  10. Zhen Zhen — September 27, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    I love this dessert too but I cooked this with 2 fuji apples, honey rock sugar, and wolfberries w/o the red dates instead. And my mum cooked this with pear plus dried longan. All taste good..!! I’ll be cooking this with china pear (brown skin type) today and I shall try this with papaya someday. :)


    • wiffy replied: — September 27th, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

      your apple and china pear versions sound good! I shall try them when I have the chance to :)