Sweet Potato Ginger Soup
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Recipe type: Desserts and Drinks
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 5
  • 600 g sweet potato (use yellow or orange sweet potatoes or both)
  • 1 bunch of pandan leaves (about 7 stalks) - washed and tied into a knot
  • 60 g ginger - lightly bruised to release juice
  • Brown sugar - to taste (I used 3 tbsp)
  • 40 g dried longan
  • 5½ cups water
  1. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into small pieces of similar size. Place pandan leaves, ginger, dried longan and water into a medium sized pot and bring to a boil. Once the water boils, add sweet potatoes and simmer for about 7 - 10 minutes or till the potatoes are just cooked through. Do not overcook the sweet potatoes or they will become too soft and disintegrate easily into the soup.
  2. Remove pandan leaves. Sweeten with brown sugar to taste. Ladle into individual bowls and serve immediately.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at https://souperdiaries.com/chinese-sweet-potato-ginger-soup/