蓮子銀耳湯 Sweet Beauty Soup
Health benefits of Tremella mushroom (a.k.a. Snow ear, silver ear, white wood ear) is well known among most of Asian cultures. It not just cleanses your body but hydrates, firms your skin. So I guess that’s why from emperors to civilians this sweet soup has been a summer must-have since thousand years in Chinese history. Yet it’s cheap and easy to make! Braise reconstituted dried Tremella with lotus seeds (the plumule of Lotus seeds need to be removed because of it’s bitter taste), goji berries, dried red dates together for at least 1 hour then add in rock sugar before serving. Tremella can be a bit chewy if not braised long enough. The tip is do not add sugar until Tremella reaches desired texture. Enjoy the popular sweet soup that beautifies your body and skin!