RECIPE THURSDAY: Chinese Sweet Soup

 

This past Monday marked the lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. This is an exciting year as it is said that the year of the Dragon brings good fortune and that 2012 will be a year of transformation. This is such a celebrated and much anticipated year in the 12-year Chinese zodiac calendar,  that the world is expecting a whopping 20% jump in Chinese baby births!

So in honour of the New Year, I’m delighted to share my version of a commonly enjoyed sweet soup, often served as dessert. This is one of the simplest Chinese recipes you can make and makes a light and warming final touch to any meal.

Ingredients:
1 large Sweet potato, peeled, cubed
4-6 Taro roots, peeled, cubed
2 inches Fresh ginger, peeled, sliced
8 dried Red Chinese dates
2 tbsp Honey

Instructions:
1. Fill large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add all ingredi-nts to pot.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 30-40 minutes until root vegetables are very tender.
3. Serve hot or cold. Add more honey to taste as desired.

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