Saturday, February 16, 2008

Chok Shan Guo Teem Nin (A Lovely Sweet New Year)

Original Recipe by Amy Beh

1 lohan guo (Buddha’s fruit), broken into pieces

15g yongsum soe (hair of ginseng roots), rinsed

15 red Chinese dates, seeded and rinsed

25g dried longan

30g chook shan (dried bamboo pith), soaked and both ends trimmed

50g fresh prepared lotus seeds

100g rock sugar

2 litres water

Combine lohan guo, yong sum soe, dates and water in a cooking pot.

Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 35-40 minutes.

Add rock sugar, dried longan, bamboo pith, lotus seeds and continue to simmer for15-20 minutes. Serve hot immediately.

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