Konichiwa! Let’s Enjoy A Tea Break!
Can a recipe for a sweet soup be a Gift Of Love? Food is still just food, no matter how nutritious and yummy it is. Not until someone cooks it with tender, loving care, and shares the meal with you. You can’t buy that taste and warmth. Take a break and spend quality time bonding with your loved ones.
The Sweet Potato is a common Asian food which is typically cooked in a variety of sweet soups, porridge, and salted dishes, or simply steamed or roasted whole. It’s extremely versatile.
Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Here, we’re pairing this super food with Bird Nests in an easy-to-cook sweet soup recipe. A simple yet nutritious soup for all in your family – a Gift of Love.
Japanese Sweet Potato and Bird Nests Soup (Serves 4)
What you’ll need:
- Three medium size Japanese sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into small cubes.
- Bird nests (10gm dried), soaked for 2 hours, softened and loosened into strands.
- An electrical double boiler with 1 litre of water for the inner pot.
- A small stalk of fresh pandan leaves, washed and tied into a knot.
- Two table spoons of rock sugar for taste.
How To Make Your Sweet Soup:
Step 1: Cook the pandan leaves in boiling water for 3 minutes or until the fragrant aroma of pandan comes out.
Step 2: Remove the pandan leaves and add the sweet potatoes into the boiling pandan water.
Step 3: After 10 minutes, add in the bird nests and double boil for about 40 minutes using mid to high heat until the strands are soft and turned translucent.
Step 4: Add in rock sugar for the desired sweetness or taste.
Step 5: Serve hot and fresh. Enjoy your soup!
A we-fie with love! This is me and my family (the King Of Nests Team) saying “Konichiwa!!” to all readers, after we have enjoyed a wholesome afternoon tea break with our home-cooked recipe.
Important and urgent. Take a break and spend quality time bonding with your loved ones.
Visit King of Nests page to find out more about bird nests and Ying Yih's work.
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