I got this recipe from The Family Herbal Cookbook by Cecilia Tan. It helps to soothe a heaty system.The pears used in this recipe are of the yellow round variety which when eaten fresh, are terribly juicy.
This recipe needs:
2 chinese pears, peeled, halved and cored
6 to 8 dried red dates, deseeded
some rock sugar
3 bowls water
Put all ingredients into a pot. Simmer for 3 hours. Top up with water if water's reduced. Drink warm.