Ellena Guan (avatar)
updated 8 months ago
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桃胶雪莲子甜汤 - peach gum sweet soup

Made some nourishing beauty soup with peach gum (桃胶) and snow lotus seeds (雪莲子) together with ginkgo nuts and pear for tonight.

Ingredients: serve 2-3
10 peach gum crystal
2 tbsp snow lotus seeds
1 pack ginkgo nuts
Red dates and goji berries
1 pear
Pandan leave
Cane sugar
3 slices ginger, optional

Method:
1. Soak peach gum (overnight to a day) and snow lotus seeds (2-3 hours) separately till it expand.

2. Bring 1.5L water to boil, add in all ingredients except sugar and ginkgo nuts (remove the pith then marinate it with 1/2 tbsp sugar) and goji berries.

3. Simmer the mixture for 30 minutes then add in ginkgo nuts and sugar and cook for another 15 minutes then add in goji berries and serve.

Snow Lotus Seed (雪莲子) is rich in collagen and it helps to improve insomnia, slow down aging process, normalised blood pressure and etc whereas Peach Gum helps to clears blood, cures pimples as well as replenishes Qi and more.

Just soak about 2 tablespoons in a big bowl for 2-3 hours (change water a few times in between) and it will expand about 3 times its original size.

*note:
Bought my peach gum ($7 per bottle) and Snow Lotus Seeds ($29 per pack) from
Bee's Brand Medical Hall

Peach gum is the resin secreted from the bark of peach tree. The gum crystals are a traditional dessert and an excellent skin tonic that clears the blood and cures pimples and acne.

Furthermore it also helps harmonizes the spleen and stomach, tonifis and activates the blood and replenishs Qi.

After simmering the ingredients for about an hour the texture of the soup became slightly sticky which makes it a prefect collagen dessert for both skin and joints.

Day 73

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017

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janlim24 (avatar)

janlim24 hihi.. what is that block of thing with the red dates.. looks like niangao... u soooo amazing to come up with all the nice home cooked meals...so blessed to be ur family..hehe

8 months ago

Forsakenraine (avatar)

Forsakenraine Hi, been a fan of ur recipes! But sometimes, i dont really know where to get certain ingredients! Like the peach gum and snow lotus seed! Can u advise?

8 months ago

cuisineparadise (avatar)

cuisineparadise Thanks for your support and kind words @Forsakenraine you can find these two ingredients in some Chinese medical hall. I bought mine from Bee's Brand

8 months ago

febthirteen (avatar)

febthirteen Hi! Can we drink this weekly? will it be too liang?

8 months ago

bellbell (avatar)

bellbell hihi... can share where u bought the snow lotus?? sound so good for skin 😁

8 months ago

bellbell (avatar)

bellbell oh.. okay okay.. just saw ur comment 😂

8 months ago

cuisineparadise (avatar)

cuisineparadise Thanks for your kind words @janlim24 ☺ oh that block is cane sugar 😅

8 months ago

cuisineparadise (avatar)

cuisineparadise @bellbell you can get both items from Bee's Brand medical hall or some of other medical hall just check with them 😉

8 months ago

cuisineparadise (avatar)

cuisineparadise Hi @febthirteen these two are not "Liang" type ingredients. They are mainly for skin, lungs, bones and Low of sugar and blood pressure. I read up it good for older folks for their bones and joints. Perhaps taking once or twice a week will be good. Just a bowl like 200ml or less per serving 😉

8 months ago

febthirteen (avatar)

febthirteen Thank you for your reply! Hope it can help with my acne!

8 months ago

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