”Rainy day goodies – sweet sweet potato sweet gingery soup. Yea! 雨天救星，甜甜姜汤地瓜甜汤，耶!”
What’s better than having a bowl of steaming hot sweet potato in ginger soup, to warm our body in cold rainy day….
For ladies, don’t forget to load it with red dates and dried longan! It helps to strengthen immunity system, increase blood circulation as well as enhance our sleep quality.
Just cook it all in one pot, that’s easy for a sweet indulgence like this!
2 regular sized honey sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
6-8 red dates, rinsed and pitted
20-30g dried longan (more, if desired), soaked
2-3 thick slices of ginger (thumb-sized with skin intact), lightly bruised
1 palm-sized honey rock sugar
1 pot of water (about 1500ml)
2个 蜂蜜地瓜 (番薯), 去皮切成块
6-8颗 红枣, 清洗去核
20-30克 龙眼干（如果需要，可以加更多), 浸泡
2-3厚片 姜（拇指般大小, 连皮), 拍打
Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat, add ginger, red dates and dried longan to cook for 20 minutes. Add sweet potatoes and rock sugar, and bring them to a boil again. Reduce heat to medium fire, simmer for 15 minutes, or until sweet potatoes just soften. Serve hot.
Honey sweet potato is one of the best options for soup cooking as it stays in shape even after long boiling. Unlike orange flesh sweet potato which has firmer texture and will not disintegrate easily too, but honey sweet potato tastes much sweeter and yields smoother mouthfeel.
Ginger choice? Feel free to use both old and young ginger. Old ginger might be too pungent and spicy for some people, but it keeps your body warmer.
Will you feel it’s too heaty to consume too much old ginger and red dates? My tricks: Simply remove the pit in red dates and retain old ginger skin. It will help to eliminate the additional heatiness! 👌
Honey rock sugar, yellow rock sugar, crystal rock sugar. Any type is just fine. My preference is always the honey rock sugar. :)
Tips: If you like the aroma of Pandan leaves, go ahead to add them!
*All ingredients are found in major supermarkets.