Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dessert for People Suffering from Wind Heat

If you suffer from Wind Heat, here's a dessert you can make to alleviate those symptoms (coughing, colds etc as a result of Wind and Heat).

2 fresh lily bulbs
15 dried red dates, deseeded
1 cup dried lotus seeds
1 cup fresh wai san, diced
rock sugar to taste
1/4 cup mai men dong/Ophiopogon japonicus
1.5 liters water

Bring water to a boil and add in mai men dong, lotus seeds and red dates. Simmer covered for 15 minutes. Then add wai san and lily bulb - simmer again for another 10 minutes. Finally add rock sugar to taste. Turn off fire and serve warm.
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