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Longan and Snow Fungus Sweet Soup

Among the many Chinese sweet soup (糖水), longan and snow fungus ranks among my most favorite. The basic ingredients are of course dried longan meat and snow fungus. Rock sugar is usually the choice sweetener for all kind of Chinese sweet soup, but you can always substitute with regular sugar. You can get a really decent dessert out of just using these three ingredients: dried longan meat, snow fungus, and rock sugar, though most people will add something extra when making this dessert. Red dates, lotus seeds, ginkgo nuts, and Chinese almonds are among my favorites. This sweet soup can be served warm or chilled, I prefer them warm since I always get a craving for them when the weather starts to cool. ♥

Longan and Snow Fungus Sweet Soup

Longan and Snow Fungus Sweet Soup

Longan and Snow Fungus Sweet Soup



Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 10 mins

Serves: 8


  • 1 snow fungus, soaked until soft and puffed up
  • 80 gram dried longan meat
  • 12 dried lotus seeds
  • 6 dried jujube fruits/red dates
  • 6 cups water
  • 50 gram rock sugar, or to taste


  1. Cut off small pieces from the snow fungus with a scissor. Discard the yellow tough center.
  2. Place the snow fungus, longan, lotus seeds, jujube fruits and water in a soup pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the snow fungus is soft, about 1 1/2 hour to 2 hour.
  3. Add rock sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Adjust the sweetness as desired.
  4. Turn off heat. Serve warm or chilled.


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