Soup Name: Dried Beancurd and Ginkgo Nuts Dessert
Traditional Chinese Name: 白果腐竹糖水 (bái guǒ fǔ zhú táng shuǐ) Introduction:
This is a great hot “sweet”, otherwise known as a dessert that is said to help with the complexion and smoothness of your skin. I especially like the gingko bilobas and the texture of the dried bean curd. It’s a very common Chinese dessert and is super easy to make.
What Ingredients are required? 15-20 fresh gingko bilobas 2 sheets of dried bean curd 1 piece of rock sugar 1 raw egg (optional) 1 L of cold water How do I prepare it? Start boiling water Wash dried bean curd in warm water, break up into large pieces to fit into pot Wash gingko biloba When water boils, add gingko bilobas and rock sugar (as much or as little as desired) (Optional egg) – crack whole into water Boil for 30 minutes and serve! Any benefits? Any precautions? Ingredient Name: Dried bean curd, tofu skin, fu jook, yuba Traditional Chinese Name: 腐竹 (fǔ zhú) What is this? A Chinese or Japanese product made from soy beans When boiling soy milk, the thick filmy layer is extracted and dried as dried bean curd It is used in dim sums, desserts, and in meat substitutes (as vegetarian dishes) You can purchase it fresh or dried How do I prepare it?
Rinse in warm water first
For dried bean curd, soak in water for a few hours if planning to use skin in whole pieces
For desserts, dried bean curd should be added to cold water if you wish to shred it completed
Where can I buy this?
This is available in most Asian supermarkets
Can be purchased both fresh and dried
Is also available in single sheets or as a bulk of many wrapped layers (depending on how you wish to use it)
What is the cost Any benefits?
Good source of protein
Has very little saturated fat and no cholesterol
Excellent source of Vitamin E
Ideal for vegetarian consumption
Any precautions? Resources