Looking for a dessert recipe that will end your meal on a high note? This sweet dessert soup is perfect for Chinese New Year. Lotus seeds and osmanthus give the soup an interesting variety of textures and flavour.
Try cooking this simple yet delicious sweetened eight treasure soup recipe!
- Reduce the amount of rock sugar used as the dried longan, dates and pear slices provide natural sweetness to the dessert.
- Increase the amount of fibre in the dessert by adding barley.
- Pear slices not only add natural sweetness to the dessert, they also increase the fibre content. Soluble fibre helps lower bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein).
- Avoid cooking fruits for too long. This is to minimise loss of water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin B during cooking.
- Wolfberries are rich in antioxidants, and contain zeaxanthin and beta carotene, which are good for our eye health. Antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and carotenoids are substances that may help protect our cells from damages caused by free radicals.
Infographic reviewed by Lee Sze Mien, dietitian at Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Recipe provided by Chef Lawrence, executive chef at Mount Elizabeth Hospital