Sunday, 22 January 2017

Lotus Seed Sweet Soup #ChineseNewYear #dessert

This post is unexpected, as we were busy doing our spring cleaning before flying off next week to celebrate the Chinese New Year together with our family.  That's why you will not see more pictures as what I did usually.  

While in the midst of cleaning and tidying our fridge, noticed I had all these three ingredients (Dried Lotus Seed, Dried Lily Bulb & Dried Longan) for Lotus Seed Sweet Soup.

Lotus Seed Sweet Soup or Leen Chee Tong Sui (in Cantonese) will be served on the first day of the New Lunar Year is a tradition practice in my house.  This sweet soup is a significant auspicious dessert which also being served during weddings, birthdays celebrations of Chinese communities as this sweet soup significance "harmonious". 

My recipe of this sweet soup will be a little different as I use soft brown sugar instead of rock sugars or brown sugar sticks, as I prefer the aroma of the soup from these soft brown sugar.  So, do not get alarm when you see the colour of the soup is darker.  

This is a super easy recipe and its only need four ingredients, so, give it a try and may you have a sweet and harmony of Rooster year.  

100g Dried Lotus Seed ( I used the brown type), soaked about half an hour, remove sterms
60g Dried Lily Bulb, soaked until soften
80g Dried Longan
2 liters of water
50g soft brown sugar, or to your desired taste

1.  Bring water to boil in a pot.  Add in cleaned and drained lotus seed in medium heat for about 30 to 40 minutes or until it has soften.
2.   Add in drained and dried-up lily bulbs petals and dried longan and let it boil another 10 to 15 minutes in low heat.
3.  Add in soft brown sugar and off heat.
4.  Serve and enjoy your sweet soup.