Snow Fungus, Pear and Papaya Sweet Soup


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

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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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

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Source: Lorna


Instructions

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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