Vietnamese: Sweet Red Date, Lotus Seed and White Fungus Recipe Detail
Sweet Red Date, Lotus Seed and White Fungus
30 Dried white lotus seeds
12 Chinese red dates or jujube, washed and pits removed
3 whole florets White fungus (white tree ears)
1 1/2 liter Water
75 g Rock crystal sugar
Soak the dried white lotus seeds in cool water overnight. Drained.
Soak the white fungus in cool water for 1 hour. Drained, tough bases discarded and roughly shredded.
Place the lotus seeds in a large pot together with the red dates, white fungus and water.
Bring to a full boil, then sweeten with the rock sugar. Cover, then lower heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.
Taste the soup for sweetness, and adjust if necessary.
Transfer the soup to a tureen or ladle into individual serving bowls.
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