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Snow Fungus Dessert Soup

   

Snow Fungus Dessert Soup Recipe

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Snow fungus soup is a simple Chinese dessert (tong shui) to make at home. It is often cooked during Chinese New Year and auspicious occasions (I remember having it at my friend’s house on the morning of her wedding) presumably because its sweetness symbolises sweet blessings (甜甜蜜蜜). This is also a simplified form of our local Cheng Tng dessert (usually Cheng Tng comes with more ingredients such as lily bulbs, sea coconut, sweet potato and barley). Snow fungus is highly nutritious and it has health benefits such as improving blood circulation, and strengthening respiratory system. Because I cheat (as usual) by using canned ginkgo nuts (where the nuts are already shelled and boiled), the steps and cooking time for this recipe are greatly simplified; it only took me 30 minutes to prepare this dessert.

Snow Fungus Dessert Soup Recipe

                                           

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45 Responses to “Snow Fungus Dessert Soup”

  1. wyyv — July 20, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

    wow… i would like to have a bowl of that too ^^ looks very nice~

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  2. anncoo — July 20, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    My favourite. I always like to cook a big pot of this and store in my fridge so I can have this anytime :)

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  3. treble89 — July 20, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    i totally adore the crunchyness of white fungus

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  4. Pei-Lin — July 20, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

    Eh, I love this type of simple, refreshing tong sui too!! Why you keep making all my favorite ones leh … So hungry now … =_=”"” Maybe you should open a tong sui house too … I’ll be your first customer at your grand opening!

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    • wiffy replied: — July 24th, 2010 @ 12:47 am

      haha I think you’ll be my first and only customer :p

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  5. Clare @ Mrs Multitasker — July 20, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

    Lovely! You seem to know every chinese classic in the book =) And you always make it look good!

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  6. norma — July 21, 2010 @ 1:48 am

    Lovely desert. All new to me. This is whyI like your blog…its a learning experience….Thank you!

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  7. Ching — July 21, 2010 @ 1:55 am

    Lovely and a healthy dessert!

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  8. pigpigscorner — July 21, 2010 @ 3:07 am

    I want a large bowl chilled pls!!!

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  9. Ivy @ My Simple Food — July 21, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    It’s so hot in Dallas now, I really want a bowl of that.

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  10. lisaiscooking — July 21, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    Sounds lovely, and I like the good luck aspect! I’ve never tried white fungus, so I’m curious about the flavor.

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