Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sweet potato dessert (蕃薯糖水)

A most favourite dessert that we have after dinner (way after dinner!) is sweet potato served in sugar water (蕃薯糖水 fan sui tong suy).  This is usually consumed in the evenings as it is believed that having a sugary, watery snack before bed is good for the throat and lungs in that they are not so dry (this is based on the hot weather in Asia).  This is a simple, lovely, healthy snack that is high in fibre and is suitable for vegetarians.
To make this for four people you will need:

A couple of slices of ginger
One or two sweet potatoes, skinned and chopped into chunks
a stick of cane sugar

Heat up three tablespoons of oil and fry the slices of ginger for two minutes.

 Add the chunks of sweet potato and fry these well for 5-10 minutes.

Add a water, enough to cover the sweet potato.  Break up a stick of cane sugar and add this in.  Cover and cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.  Stir every now and then.

 Serve into bowls and enjoy!

Thank goodness for weekends! ;)


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