Longan Tong Sui

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10

min

Preparation

45

min

Cook

Easy

Difficulty

2

Steps

6

Ingredients

A typical sweet Cantonese dessert, tong sui literally translates to sugar water.

Let's start cooking!

Rinsed longans

Step 1 - Prepare ingredients

  • Rinse longans and red dates, drain white fungus then pit gingko nuts. Set aside.
White fungus and red dates simmered in water

Step 2 - Simmer tong sui

  • In a pot filled with 1 L water, add rock sugar and bring to a boil.
  • Add longan, white fungus, red dates, and gingko nuts to the pot, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
    Substitute white fungus with bird's nest if you have.
    The popularity of these sweet Cantonese desserts have resulted in dessert shops popping up around the world, particularly in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Plate and serve!

Longan Tong Sui in bowl

Serve hot.

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