Sweet Soups

Sweet Soups

Pears Steamed with Cinnamon & Cloves

An incredibly refreshing and soothing Chinese dessert prepared with freshly cut Asian pears, cinnamon and cloves. This light fruit dessert can be enjoyed as a ‘cooling’ tonic on hot days, or as a ‘warming’ soup during winter. A tonifying dessert is way overdue for me! I’ve been rather over-indulgent lately […]

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Shelled Mung Bean Soup (Tau Suan)

A Singapore favourite, shelled mung bean soup or ‘tau suan’ as it is known in Hokkien dialect terms, is a much loved dessert which many of us can easily enjoy at local hawker food centres. This dessert is always served hot and garnished with cut slices of crispy Chinese cruellers […]

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Sweet Tonic Soup to Improve Sleep

Here is a sweet-tasting tonic soup that helps improve sleep when taken regularly over time. I often prepare this to help me overcome my on and off bouts of restless sleep. Even if you are not having any sleep issues, as a tonic concoction, all the ingredients are nutritionally beneficial […]

Soups, Sweet Soups

Sweet Potato with Longan in Ginger Soup

  This is a heart-warming Chinese dessert, perfect for afternoon tea or at any time of day when you might crave for a sweet snack. And it’s extremely nutritious as well, as sweet potatoes are one of nature’s best sources of beta-carotene. It is extremely easy and quick to prepare – […]