During the hot summer day, Ben would yearn for a cooling Chinese drink like Ching Po Leung. Ching Po Leung can be cooked as a savory soup or as a sweet soup depending on what ingredients you add in. For the savory soup, meat like lean pork or skinless chicken is added in and season to taste with salt.
For the sweet soup version, rock sugar and more longan meat is added. This Chinese concoction is supposed to have a cooling effect to the body.
Ching Po Leung can be bought from Chinese herbal or groceries stores. It came packed with all the ingredients except the meat or rock sugar.
- from top clockwise, barley, lotus seeds, lily bulb, Solomon’s Seal Rhizome, Euryale seeds, longan meat, Chinese Yam and rock sugar in the middle
Click on the following link to check out the nutritional values of the individual components of this concoction.