Sweet Potato Soup
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Easy sweet potato soup recipe for the family
  • ½ big orange sweet potato
  • 2 yellow sweet potatoes (about 15cm long)
  • 1 handful dried longans
  • 4 slices of ginger (thinly sliced)*
  • yellow rock sugar to taste
  • 1 litre water
  • Method:
  • Skin the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Rinse the dried longans.
  • Bring the water to a boil in a pot.
  • Add all the ingredients (except the rock sugar) and simmer for 12-15min (till the dried longans have puffed up and the sweet potatoes are soft).
  • Add rock sugar to taste.
*Do not add too much ginger as it causes the soup to be 'spicy' - unless you like it that way and/or it's a cold day and you need some kick from the ginger :) Since I was intending to give it to my girl, the soup has definitely gotta be not spicy!

For toddler's consumption:
Cut sweet potato into small cubes.
Avoid over-use of ginger.
Recipe by at http://simplymommie.com/2010/03/sweet-potato-soup-recipe.html