Thursday, November 05, 2009

Snow Fungus Sweet Soup

Snow fungus, also known as white tree ear fungus, silver fungus and silver ear is quite similar to wood ear but it is white in color and almost transparent. Good-quality snow fungus has a pale and yellowish-white color. It is often used in soups and desserts.

White fungus contains much iron, vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. The fat and gum-like protein in it is especially nourishing to the body. It is considered a good supplement to the body. Stew white fungus with rock sugar lubricates the colon and stimulates peristalsis. Thus, it is a mild laxative for constipation patients. White fungus is also said to be effective in nourishing the lungs, healing dry cough and clearing heat in the lungs. Those who have weak lungs catch cold easily. Eating stewed white fungus with rock sugar and red dates helps strengthen the respiratory system and thus, helps prevent cold.
But take this sweet soup before catching cold or after healing. Do not take it while having a cold




Soak snow fungus in cold water

Put soaked snow fungus, rock sugar and enough water to cover the snow fungus in a slow cooker and cook until snow fungus has turned soft and jelly-like.

Serve warm


Mary Bergfeld said...

I have never tasted this soup, but my grandmother use to give us rock candy when we had coughs.

Michelle Lee said...

This is very easy. Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

3 hungry tummies said...

so simple but yet so delicious!!

chinchyesek said...

Try double-boil it in vessel with melon-balled
honeydew melon and papaya with rock
sugar and a little water that I saw
Martin Yan did a TV cookery show, makes a delicious desert!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,
How long do we need to soak the white fungus? do we need to soak overnight? or until it's soft would do eg 10-15 min?

Unknown said...


just soak until it is soft will do.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! ^^
My sister used to make it back home.. we add barleys and star anise into it.. and we love it!

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