Snow fungus (雪耳) sweet soup dessert

13:00 Yannie 44 Comments

I want to chase off most women's biggest enemies Wrinkles and Aging but I am not rich enough to take bird nest everyday. As an alternative, I opt for white fungus (雪耳), which is definitely cheaper than bird nest. To me after reading the benefits of it from various sources I found that it has more benefits than merely containing collagen that also can be found in bird nest.

Some researches have shown that Snow Fungus/White Fungus (雪耳) has qualities that increase body's immune system, fights tumor growth and prevent cancer, reduces harmful cholesterol, safeguards the liver, combats swellings and irritations and the most important one, retards the aging process. If someone consumes snow fungus, wrinkles, freckles and stress marks will vanish. Thus, snow fungus is traditionally popular as an anti-aging food of improving the skin tone.

To get the health benefits of snow fungus, there are many ways to cook it with. A popular dessert soup would involve boiling white fungus with rock sugar, ginkgo nuts, longan and red dates. I call this type of snow fungus sweet soup dessert as Leng Chee Kang.

Please click at the picture to see my bowl of collagen that hopefully can make me look more radiant after taking it.
Soak, wash and strain ingredients like red dates, white fungus, gingko bilobas, lotus seeds and dried longans.


Please click at the picture to view another picture. Special thanks to SK for this special effect .

44 comments:

  1. ya, snow fungus is a good alternative for expensive birds net.

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    1. Yes, that's why women should take more.

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  2. Ok...I will start to make this more often..ehehhe

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    1. It tastes awesome, you must make it more often, Yee Ling.

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  3. Mmm....now i feel like having some too!

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  4. Nice dessert. I got problem, sometime those snow fungus I bought a bit hard eventhough I boil for long hours. Already told the boss to give me those meant for dessert but still hmm.

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    1. Soak white fungus in a bowl of hot water (covered) for about half an hour, then carefully discard water. The white fungus should be puffed up and turn a whiter shade. Using a pair of kitchen scissors, trim and discard the dark yellow hard part on the centre underside of the fungus. Cut the rest of the fungus to smaller pieces.

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    2. There are actually two type of white fungus. One is the hard one while the other is the softer one.

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  5. not only that...also a very nice dessert

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    1. there is one more thiny..it jelly..the ones that looks like roots. I dont know the chinese name for it

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    2. found it...it's this one http://www.seaweed-birdnest.com/. also good for the skin and can use for salad. Mmmm...can make power lunch leh...help maintain good skin and also help diet

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    3. Meow, I love this dessert very very much.

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    1. Especially when it is taken chilled.

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  7. Long time never had this dessert. My mum used to made this when I was still schooling.

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  8. I love this dessert! Used to cook a lot when I was pregnant, hehe...

    White or black fungus, I like both!

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    1. You like it chill, I actually prefer it warm, hehe...

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  9. awwww, i like this dessert all the time.. all i know is that it is very 滋潤 but i didn't know it has so many goodness in it!! hmmm, must drink more because nowadays getting off wrinkles is not only the ladies' prerogative already~~ :D

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    1. chilled or piping hot i also can lah, both have their own flavor and taste (though they are the same thing, haha!!).. but since the weather is so hot recently, i guess having it chilled is the best to cool yourself down as well as getting all the goodness in it..

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  10. This Leng Chee kang can also keep in the fridge for a few days right? I like it too. I usually boil some Loh Han Goh for cooling effect and it is easy to boil..my girls like it too.

    I also want to learn how to do the special effect on the photos..:D wonder SK can teach me the skill..hahaha.

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  11. Because of your sharing here, I am going to buy some and boil!! Thanks!!

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  12. Hi Yan, I too enjoy this particular dish. And yes, it's good for the complexion....
    Tau fu too. Ok, now I know how you have that beautiful complexion of yours.
    There's something else you can take to slow down aging, Bee Pollen.
    I know of 5 ladies in their late 50s, 60s, even one at 75, and they really look wayyy much younger....
    More like 40s.
    Their secret? Bee Pollen.

    And I know where I am lots of Chinese women take these.....especially those carrying Valentino, Gucci, or Oscar de la Renta, other designer handbags, ha ha.
    I have been taking this past 45 years. Incidentally my SIL is 75, and much younger men still turn to admire her flawless beauty. She has been taking Bee Pollen and Royal jelly 35 years!
    Have a nice day, keep well.
    Lee.

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  13. I love it..cheap and affordable. I used to boil this dessert once in a while.

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  14. Wonderful post! I love the effect on clicking the image to see another photo as well!

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  15. I love desserts. Especially those concerning beauty and health! hehehe!

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  16. Hello Yan, I love this healthy and nutritious CHinese dessert. I could have a few bowls.

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  17. Now I must take this more often!

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  18. I didn't know that white fungus is a substitute of Bird's Nest! I love to eat Bird's Nest but I believe some folks saying that it is not real that they provide so much benefits. I have forgotten where I read those findings.

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  19. Honestly I do believe that white or black fungus provides 100% benefits to moisturize our internal organs!

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  20. I use the 100% pure oil extracts regularly which I order from US to repair skin cells and prevent wrinkles.

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  21. I love white fungus dessert. It provides lots of benefits as mentioned and I like the most is, the crunchiness.

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    1. But I'm lazy to cook, will get my mom to cook, muahahaha.

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  22. Will eat this, but not a fan. Cooling, they say.

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  23. Wow wow wow! If it is as good as you claimed, then I'll have to start eating more of this :D

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  24. I will try to make this dessert one day. Thanks for sharing..actually I don't know how to make this.

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  25. I love this dessert too - like it chilled!

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  26. i love snow fungus....very nice to chew...but din know bout it's benefits.

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  27. very nice dessert...
    My wife also make this very often...
    when I strike jackpot and I will take bird nest every day...

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  28. i also like to use snow fungus just like the way you cook it. so many health and beauty benefits..i must eat more then!

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  29. pardon my ignorance, but i have no idea about snow fungus benefit! LOL
    now i go and find some and make this refreshing soup, i like it chilled too
    thks for sharing this priceless info, Yan :)

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  30. Hi Yan, I love this too in dessert or chicken soup. Very nutrition, cheap and good. Best of all no side effect. :)

    Have a nice day.

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