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Wedang Jahe Lengkeng - Longan in Ginger Syrup

Somehow longan is heavily connected with festive seasons in Indonesia. Now that Idul Fitri is upon us, longan (fresh and in can) is sold everywhere. And I swear it is not just for Idul Fitri, come Christmas and Chinese New Year, you can bet these will also be everywhere. I saw so many cans of these piled high in the supermarket, and this is what leads to today’s post: longan in ginger syrup.

Wedang Jahe Lengkeng - Longan in Ginger Syrup

Wedang Jahe Lengkeng - Longan in Ginger Syrup

Wedang Jahe Lengkeng - Longan in Ginger Syrup



Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 6 to 8


  • 1 can longan in syrup (565 gram)
  • 1 teaspoon basil seeds (Indonesian: selasih), soaked in drinking water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Ginger Syrup
  • 100 gram fresh ginger, peeled and bruised
  • 2 pandan leaves, knotted
  • 750 ml water
  • 125 gram sugar


  • Ginger Syrup
    1. Boil all ginger syrup ingredients in a pot. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the liquid has reduced a little.
    2. Strain to get a clear syrup
  • Wedang
    1. Combine longan with half of the syrup from the can, basil seeds, lime juice, and the ginger syrup. Mix well.
    2. Divide into serving glasses and serve warm.


  • Tammy says:

    Your recipes all look delicious! I love your blog!

    • Anita says:

      Thank you for the nice comment, Tammy ♥

  • yunia says:

    I really liked your blog ... may I copy and paste the recipe only to be practiced at home :)...thanks...

    • Anita says:

      Thanks Yunia. You are very welcome to do that :)

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