Baby Corn and Winter Melon Drink

by | Mar 23, 2010 | Soups for Children, Summer Soups, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Soup Name:

Baby Corn and Winter Melon Drink

Traditional Chinese Name:

玉米筍糖冬瓜水 (yù mǐ sǔn táng dōng guā shuǐ)

 

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An easy to make sweet drink that can be served both hot and cold.  Tasting mildly of corn and winter melon, it’s a great drink for hot summer days and is ideal in relieving heatiness in the body.

This drink is cooling and perfect for hot summer days or helping the body dispel excess heat (or yang).

 

What’s involved?

4Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 70 mins

Serves: 6 cups

Ingredients

 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Boil water
  2. Wash the baby corn and comb through the silk to make sure it’s clean
  3. When boiling, add all the ingredients together
  4. Boil on high for 10 minutes and then can put on medium heat for another 20 minutes
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  6. Can be served cold (just add ice)!

Any benefits?

  • This is a great tea for BBQ’ing or hotpot as it’s cooling and removes heat from the body
  • It can served as a tea or soup
  • It is vegetarian, so perfect for any soup or tea drinker
  • This can be drank cold or hot (you’ll often find this as a heated drink served in the streets of Hong Kong)
  • You can make a big pot and store in the fridge for one week.  Just be sure to let it sit to room temperature or heat up before consumption
  • The corn silk is a great addition to help remove dampness and regulate blood sugar.  I’ve used baby corn silk, but you can use mature corn silk as well (the kind that comes with corn!).

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