Sweet Potato Soup is a simple and traditional Singaporean Chinese dessert. This sweet and gingery dessert is said to be very nourishing and helps our bodies get rid of toxins.
Sweet Potato Soup is a sweet dessert that is traditional to the Singaporean Chinese. This dessert is commonly found in the dessert stalls in Singapore's many hawker centers and food courts. It is also one of my mom's favorite desserts. This sweet treat will be a frequent dish in our home whenever she visits. Needing only 4 ingredients, this simple and easy to make dessert is also said to be very healthy and nourishing. The Chinese believe that ginger can help relieve digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and tummy aches due to gas.
Sweet Potato Soup
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
2 Medium Orange Sweet Potatoes (approx. 12 oz)
3 oz Ginger
1 bunch Pandan Leaves (screwpine leaves) (tied into a knot)
1/3 to 1/2 cup Chinese Rock Sugar (They are not as sweet as regular sugar. You may substitute with lesser amount of regular sugar)
4 cups Water
1. Peel and rinse the sweet potatoes and cut them into medium bite sized chunks.
2. Skinned and slice the ginger.
3. Place the sweet potatoes, ginger, pandan leaves and water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and allow to cook until the sweet potatoes are soft and tender.
4. Add rock sugar to taste.
5. Serve warm or cold
Makes 4 to 6 bowls.
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.