Snow Fungus, Pear and Papaya Sweet Soup

Lorna shared a dessert soup recipe in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.


She shared the above Snow Fungus, Pear and Papaya Sweet Soup which is great for complexion and soothes your lungs. She did not come with a recipe, so, I’m sharing the exact amount of the ingredients she used in the kitchen. She made a big pot of the dessert soup that can feed an army.


  • 6 dried snow fungus
  • 5 pears, peel and remove core, cube
  • 3 ripe medium papaya, peel, remove seeds and cube
  • 15 to 20 red dates
  • 1/2 cup of bitter and sweet almond
  • 1 tub of fresh lily bulbs
  • rock sugar to taste (we used 1 1/2 packages)


Source: Lorna


img_0441Soak the dried snow fungus to reconstitute them.

Remove the hard stem and tear into smaller pieces.

img_0455Remove the seed from the red date and cut into thin slices.
img_0442Fresh lily bulbs taste sweet and has a crisp texture. It is good for people with chronic cough as it moisten our lungs.
img_0443Sweet and bitter almonds (in Chinese, it’s called South North Almond).

Minoo recognized them as apricot kernels.

img_0467Place all ingredients except papaya and rock sugar in a large pot of boiling water.

Boil for 1 hour.

img_0479Add rock sugar to taste.

Add papaya and bring back to a boil (just to heat through the papaya) and serve.

Lorna, thank you for sharing.

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