Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Sweet Taro Soup with Gingko Nuts

This type of sweet dessert soup is popular at dim sum place here. Beside this they sometimes serve sweet red bean soup, mung bean soup, black sesame soup or sweet peanut soup.I don’t make soup like this often as Carlos is not a fan of it. He will politely take a few sips of it if I insist he try it out and that was it. I made this soup during CNY so that we can have something sweet to start the New Year.

Ingredients:

350 gram taro – peels and cut into small cubes
3 1/2 - 4 cups water (more or less)
4 tbsp sago pearl – soak in cold water for 15 minutes
¼ cup sugar
½ cup thick coconut milk
½ cup gingko nuts

1. Boil a small pot of water and add sago. Once the water boils again, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid for 15 minutes. Drain the sago and rinse it in cold water to remove all the starch. Set it aside.
2. Steamed the taro roots until soft. Mash it with a fork or a potato masher (I left some chunks in as I find it taste better this way.
3. Bring the 3 1/2 cups of water to boil, Add in the gingko nuts, coconut milk and sugar and bring it up to boil over medium heat. Add in the mashed taro. Stir well and bring it up to boil again. Taste and check the sweetness to your liking. Turn off the heat.
4. Add in the pearl sago, stir well and set aside to let cool. Chill in fridge before serving. Enjoy!!


Note: You may substitute coconut milk with evaporated milk and the sugar with rock sugar. The amount of sugar can be adjusted to your liking. The soup tends to get thicker once it is cool because of the pearl sago and the starchiness of the taro. If that happens just add a bit of coconut milk or water to it.

25 comments:

travellingfoodies said...

nice! A "drinkable" version for teochew "orh nee", one of my favorite chinese desserts! A lighter texture to the palate also I presume, means can eat more!

Yummy Bakes said...

Nice dessert.

The Sweetylicious said...

WOW! it look so nice! (: (:

ReeseKitchen said...

This is new to me, I bet it must be very delicious...:)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sweet! Another version of Or nee. Looks much easier to eat then the usual version. :) thanks for sharing this, will make it for my family soon.

Cuisine Paradise said...

My favourite Yam dessert!!!!! Give 2 bowls plssss :P

lena said...

sounds delicious! never had this before, must try it one day!

hanushi said...

I LOVE this dessert too!!! :) Yum yum...

Anncoo said...

This is one of my favorite desserts that I always order in the Dim Sum restaurant or at the food court. I think I must have some tomorrow :)

Priya's Feast said...

Luv the dessert soup..yummmy...

Cheah said...

This is something like bubur cha cha but haven't tried this before. Don't mind having a sip!

Meaghan Luby said...

oooo, taro. i am becoming actively obsessed with that root. thanks for sharing, looks great!
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I think I prefer this to the heavier or nee...

pigpigscorner said...

This reminds me of or nee! A much lighter version =)

Shereen said...

Gert,
Ini macam Or Nee,the teochew dessert but liquid version is it?Nanti I try,ok..my bookmarked recipe berbatu-batu panjang..hahahaha.

Vivian Pang said...

I tend to look for taro when having "bu bu cha cha". In this dessert having taro as main ingredient! What a smart idea! Definitely will make it! Thanks for sharing.

Little Corner of Mine said...

One of my favorite, love this dessert!

Jeannie said...

Yummy looking dessert.....it does sounds like or nee except for the added gingko nuts!

DG said...

I love the idea to put the sago in the dessert, looks really yummy to me. I love to try it, thanks for sharing :)

ICook4Fun said...

Travellingfoodies, I never have orh nee before so not sure how it taste like. Yea this is pretty light and soupy.

Yummy Bakes, Sweetylicious, thank you.

Reese, this is very popular here at the dim sum place.

Beebee, never try Orh nee before so I don't really know the taste of it :)

Ellena, I like yam too :)

Lena, yes do try this out.

Hanushi, :)

Ann, easy for you. Just buy is from food court :)

ICook4Fun said...

Priya's, thanks.

Cheah, yea something like that :)

Meaghan, I like taro too.

Shirley, I think you will like this too :)

Pigpigscorner, I understand Or nee is very thick.

Shereen, I tak pernah makan Or Nee so not sure how it taste like. My list is getting very long too :)

ICook4Fun said...

Vivian, you are welcome.

LCOM, mine too :)

Jeannie, I love gingko in dessert.

DG, I like the texture of sago that is why I like adding it to dessert :)

My Little Space said...

Gert, I love this kind of sweet soup alot and my kids also the same but not their father. Well, at least there are 3 of us sitting there to enjoy the soup together and not so lonely. Can't imagine when they all leaving me for further studies later on. :o(
Kristy

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I've bookmarked your site ages ago, thank you so much for your wonderful recipes and for sharing them all! :)
I would love to make this taro dessert (my hubby is such a fan!) but coconut milk isn't easily available where I am - is it sacrificing the taste of this lovely dessert if I use evaporated milk? Thank you and I look forward to your reply! :)

Love,
V

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, it is difficult for me too as my hubby is not a fan of sweet soup. Don't worry, when all your kids go to college you and your hubby can have all the time being together :)

Anon, you can always replace the coconut milk with evaporated milk. Of course the dessert will not have the fragrant of coconut milk but taste wise it will be alright.