White Fungus, Red Date, Lotus Seed & Barley Soup

Yeah, it’s quite a long name. 🙂

Strictly speaking, this soup should belong to dessert, since it’s a sweet soup not a savory soup.

Main ingredients are white fungus (soak in the water first till completely softened and remove the yellow bottom), red dates (remove the core), barley (wash clean), lotus seeds (remove the green sprouts in the middle if there is any to avoid bitter taste) and wolf berries.

Put all ingredients in a pot. Here I used a rice cooker. Add in enough water.

Also add in several sugar cubes according to your preference.

I chose “soup” function on the rice cooker. And it cooked for approximately 3 hours. If you use normal pot on stove. You can bring to boil with high heat first, then simmer with low heat for 1.5 hours.

Soup is nice. Because it contains red dates and white fungus, it is also called beauty soup.

My husband loves it.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Title “fubgus ” should be “fungus”.

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  2. Recommend this excellent Singapore hawker center Clear Soup “清汤” (\Cheng Tng):

    One key ingredient is 胖大海 (Pang dahai), bought from local Chinese grocery shops together with others (red dates, pearl barley, white fungus, etc). Try 福禄寿 (Fortune Center) shops at Rochor Center.

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  3. Recommend this excellent Singapore hawker center Clear Soup “清汤” (\Cheng Tng):

    One key ingredient is 胖大海 (Pang dahai), bought from local Chinese grocery shops together with others (red dates, pearl barley, white fungus, etc). Try 福禄寿 (Fortune Center) shops at Rochor Center.

    Pandan leaves plant is quite easy to grow in a pot, very hardy plant needs a lot of sunlight, little water. Get from me next time.

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