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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sugar Cane & Water Chestnut Refreshing Drink - ideal for cooling body heat and nourish the lungs 马蹄竹蔗水 - 清热润肺,下火去燥

When I feel something is 'not right' with my boy, I will make some cooling remedy for him. 'Not right' defined as: when he has the sign of 'cough' or bad breath or no appetite ..etc. This is one of it. 

Again, I learnt this from my mom. My mom used to cook this with additional fresh sugar cane and she used the whole water chestnut without peeling off the skin. Just smashed and cook. I like to eat the cooked water chestnut but I find it hard to peel after cooked, so my version is to use peeled water chestnut. Not sure if this would affect the quality of this drink, but I simply love this drink and the sweet water chestnut. :)

Ingredients: (Yield 2 servings)
1 pack of Sugar Cane (ready mix)

8 Water Chestnut 

1.5 litre Hot Water
Some Rock Sugar to taste

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1. Wash sugar canes and other ingredients in the packet. Soak the sugar cane for 5-10 minutes in clean water.

2. Drain and transfer to a pot. Add in water chestnut and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 1 hour. Add rock sugar to taste. Cook another 20 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.

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