Peach Gum Dessert Soup (桃胶糖水)

Peach Gum not only making the soup look more beautiful, it’s definitely heathy and full of nutritional goodness.

What is Peach Gum?
Peach gum is a natural resin secreted from the peach tree, formed in amber like crystals on the tree. Peach gum is pure plant base, it has soft & silky consistency, and will turn pale & translucent with long cooking.

What so great about having Peach Gum?
Not only consuming bird nest or fish maw help us to achieve better and more elastic skin & complexion, this peach gum (or peach resin) does the same with its richness in collagen, amino acid and fiber, and more. Peach gum also helps to achieve better digestive and cardiovascular systems. The best part is, peach gum is less expensive to consume regularly.

Similarly, there are different grades of peach gum. Try getting those with less impurities for better quality. Having said that, some black colored impurities are to be expected no matter what. Simply soak the peach gum in clear water for at least 5 hours, or overnight, to remove any black impurities. Also expect the peach gum to expand and soften.

Weather is getting hotter now, quick cook this to nourish yourself!

什么是桃胶?
桃树胶是从桃树中分泌出来的天然树脂,在树上形成琥珀色结晶。桃胶为纯植物,在长时间烹饪后具柔软丝滑的口感,并且会变得晶莹剔透。

食用桃胶的功效?
不仅仅是燕窝或鱼鳔能帮助我们达到更好,更有弹性的皮肤和肤色,这种桃树胶(或称为桃树脂)也具有同等或更高的效果。桃胶富有胶原蛋白,氨基酸和纤维。它也有助于提高消化和心血管系统的功能。最好的是,比燕窝花胶,桃胶是大部分人都能频密消费得起的。

同样的,桃胶也有不同等级的。越好的品质就有更少的杂质,但还是会有的。只需将桃胶浸泡在清水中至少5小时或过夜,即可去除任何黑点般的杂质。桃胶在浸泡后也会膨胀和软化的。

现在天气越来越热,不妨烹饪这个甜汤来滋润一下吧!

It’s just so simple to stay health and pretty.

Serves 5-6
Ingredients
2 tablespoons of peach gum
1 tablespoon each of sweet and bitter apricot kernels
1 – 2 tablespoons of dried longan
1 ear of snow fungus (dried usually)
2 large red dates

1/2 green papaya, peeled, deseed and diced
1 large lump of honey rock sugar

供5-6份
材料
2汤匙 桃胶
各1汤匙 南北杏
1 – 2汤匙 龙眼干
1朵 雪耳(通常晒干)
2个 大红枣

1/2青木瓜,去皮,去籽和切块
1大块 蜂蜜冰糖

Method:
(1) Soak peach gum and snow fungus for at least 5 hours, or overnight, until they are softened and plumped up in size. Drain and trim away impurities. Cut snow fungus into smaller florets.

(2) Boil a large pot of water over high heat. Add in all ingredients, except for papaya and rock sugar. Bring it to a boil again. Reduce fire to low, and simmer for 45min.

(3) Add papaya and rock sugar, continue to simmer for another 15min. Heat off. Serve hot or chilled.

做法:
(1)将桃胶和雪耳浸泡至少5小时或过夜,直至软化并膨胀为止。沥干并除去杂质。将雪耳剪成小瓣。

(2)将一锅水煮沸。除木瓜和冰糖之外,加入所有材料。再次煮沸后,改小火,煮45分钟。

(3)加入木瓜和冰糖,继续煮15分钟。熄火,上桌。热冷均可。

1 bowl of my snow fungus, papaya and peach gum sweet soup counts about 120kcal.
1碗雪耳木瓜桃糖甜汤约120卡路里。

Tips: Adding of sweet sand bitter apricot kernels is a personal choice as I like the crunch adding to these soft gluey ingredients. These nutty goodness also helps to nourish lungs and heal coughing.

温馨小贴士:加入南杏北杏是个人选择,因为我喜欢在这些软胶口感里也能够尝到脆脆的效果。南北杏仁能养肺止咳的功效更不在话下了。


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