Snow Fungus with Gingko & Red Dates: Healthy Chinese Dessert
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Snow Fungus with Gingko & Red Dates - easy & nourishing healthy Chinese Dessert
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 1 piece Snow Fungus (雪儿), about the size of your palm
  • 15 Ginkgo Nuts (白果), the ones in vacuum-packed
  • 10-15 pieces Dried Longan (龙眼干)
  • 10-15 Red Dates (红枣) - pitted
  • 1.5 liter Water
  • Rock Sugar (冰糖), to taste
  1. Soak snow fungus in a large bowl filled with water for about 15 minutes or until soft. The snow fungus will expand in water, about 1-2 times its original size, and become almost translucent.
  2. Remove and rinse under a running tap to remove dirt particles. Using your hands or scissors, cut off the discolored parts and hard stem. Next, tear snow fungus into small florets. Rinse thoroughly and drain the water.
  3. In a large pot, add the soaked snow fungus and the other ingredients (except rock sugar).
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer slowly for about 30-45minutes. When the water turns brown in co5or and all ingredients are tender, then add rock sugar to taste.
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