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Snow Fungus Soup

Snow Fungus Dessert Soup Recipe

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Snow fungus soup is a simple Chinese dessert (tong shui) to make at home. It is often cooked during Chinese New Year and auspicious occasions (I remember having it at my friend’s house on the morning of her wedding). Its sweetness symbolises sweet blessings (甜甜蜜蜜).

See Also: Snow Pear Soup Recipe

This is also a simplified form of our local Cheng Tng dessert (usually Cheng Tng comes with more ingredients such as lily bulbs, sea coconut, sweet potato and barley). Snow fungus is highly nutritious and it has health benefits such as improving blood circulation, and strengthening respiratory system.

See Also: Ginkgo Barley (Fu Chok) Recipe

Because I cheat (as usual) by using canned ginkgo nuts (where the nuts are already shelled and boiled), the steps and cooking time for this recipe are greatly simplified; it only took me 30 minutes to prepare this dessert.

Snow Fungus Dessert Soup Recipe

49 comments on “Snow Fungus Soup”

  1. What a soothing dessert. I like ginkgo very much though I heard cannot eat a lot :O

  2. Oooh delicious home-made dessert. I like mine with lots of gingko.

  3. I love white fungus and prefer the soft slimy type to the crunchy ones. I heard that white fungus has collagen and is considered a poor man’s bird’s nest ;)

  4. I love this. Wish I can have a bowl now!

  5. Hi Wiffy! Wow, this is one of my fav Chinese desserts, very nourishing and very ‘yun’ hehe, thanks for the simple recipe!

  6. I would love to see more dessert chinese recipes! This looks simple enough and I think i can gather the ingredients. Thanks for sharing a piece of home with me noobcook!

  7. This is a great norishing chinese dessert! I have all ingredients except the ginkgo. Hope the asian grocery will sell this again.

  8. Hihi,

    I just bought the dried longan with shell. After removing the shell…do I need to remove the seed as well? Cos me 1st time cooking so abit noob. :P

    • Hi Samantha, I’ve not tried with this type of dried longan before. But I think you can remove the seed if it’s not too much trouble, makes it much easier to eat :)

  9. hi

    can check where do u buy the dried longan?

  10. Hi 

    Why my desert feel abit sour? Not sweet as I taste before.

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