This post is dedicated to IX XI :-) I hope the name and photo would be able to help you with your purchase and cooking.
Errr I don't know the name of this drink/sweet soup (tong shui) but if you can read Chinese, check on the packet below. Nowadays the Chinese Medicine Hall tends to prepack their herbs readily for buyers' convenient. I just bought this packet without asking for its name, silly me!
This packet of drink consisted of the following:
Suet Yee (White Fungus)
Pak Hup (Lily Bulb, Mandarin is Bai He)
Yuk Chuk (Mandarin is YuZhu)
Dried Longan (Mandarin is Longyanrou)
Lin Chi (dried lotus seeds, Mandarin is LianZi)
Candied Ginseng (Mandarin is Renshen)
All I did was dump in all the ingredients into a pot of water (use more as it will dry up as you boil along, however, if you think the ingredients ratio is too much as compared with water after boiling for 2 hours, add in hot water bit by bit to your desired amount) and simmer on low heat for about 2 hours. Sweetened with brown rock sugar to taste towards the end.
Kinda like the usual Pak Nien Hoe Hup but this one have candied ginseng which is the first time I came across this item. This candied ginseng did lend a hint of ginseng flavour in this drink.
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