Wednesday, March 2, 2011

White Fungus Ginkgo Nut Dessert

I love the Chinese. For the bad, they will balance it with the good. For the badness of sins, they will pray, a big red alter is a must. Additionally, for the bad to sinful food, they will wash it down with a healthy sweet soup or dessert. Fair deal right? I know. At least they know about balancing. We Indians, ahhh! No, I am keeping my mouth shut. I say none, better not ruffle the Indian feathers. White Fungus Ginkgo Nut Dessert is no magic to making. So easy, so simplified, just get going with simmering for this sweet smooth operator. Indeed.

30g white fungus (soak for 1/2 hour, remove the hard piece in the center and tear into pieces)
60g dried longan (soak for 20 mins)
160g gingko nuts
40g rock sugar (more or less) 
5 screwpine/pandan leaves (knot together)
3/4 liter of water

Add water,white fungus and pandan leaves into a pot.
Simmer over very low heat for about 1/2 hour.
By now, fungus will be soft and nicely doubled up.
Put in longan, gingko nuts and rock sugar.
Continue to simmer for another 20 mins.
Remove from heat.
Can be served chilled or with ice cubes.

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  1. yes...very cooling. if got snow fungus, add in that one also very good

  2. This is lovely. You can add gingko and lotus nuts together.

  3. Nava, I'm impressed to see a non-Chinese making this dessert. Well done!

  4. the white fungus and ginko nuts have a lot of health benefits. great dessert and healthy for you too!

  5. Small Kucing & May-Lin - yep, got to agree that this is a healthy dessert and adding snow fungus will also be great.

    Shirley - being a Malaysian, we have a combination of Indian, Malay, Chinese and many more types of food.

  6. Ivynana - thanks for yr comments.

  7. Hi Nava, this is so cooling and refreshing. Good for complexion too, :)

  8. I very much like the lightly sweet desserts here... yours look so yum


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