Friday, August 28, 2009

Sweet potato

This is the 3rd submission for the Merdeka Open House 2009 held by Babe in the City -KL.

I like the simplicity and versatility of sweet potatoes. Especially when it comes to making easy but yummy desserts. To prove my point on sweet potatoes' versatility, I'm posting 2 recipes that uses sweet potatoes. :D

I did not measure the ingredients so I'm writing this based on guess-timation so I apologize if the taste doesn't seem too good but you can always adjust the ingredients to suit your taste buds.

It was my housemate that got me hooked onto the sweet potato sweet drink or 'Farn Shee Tong Sui'. She said that her mom used to make it very often at home and it gave her very fond memories. Now she passed on this liking of this dessert to me. :P I like the strong ginger taste hence I added more ginger for the flavour.



Sweet Potato Sweet Drink (Farn Shee Tong Sui)

Ingredients: (Serves 1)
  • 250g sweet potato, diced
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 inch knob of ginger, crushed or sliced
  • Rock sugar, to taste
Method:
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a pot and add the ingredients.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  3. Serve warm or chilled.
The next one in line is Bubur Cha Cha. I didn't have yam or tapioca on hand so I made my bubur cha cha purely out of sweet potatoes. It still managed to satisfy my craving nonetheless. :)



Bubur Cha Cha

Ingredients:
(Serves 1)
  • 250g sweet potato, diced
  • 2 cups of water
  • 100mL coconut cream
Method:
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a pot and add in the sweet potato.
  2. Stir in the coconut cream and simmer for 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  3. Serve warm.
Feel free to add in some diced yam or tapioca pearls to further enhance the appearance and taste of this dessert. Hmm... Now I'm craving for another bowl. :P

2 comments:

Jac said...

oo.. sweetpotato soup sounds simple to make..

Sam said...

Hello Jac! Not only does it sound simple but it actually is easy to make. ;)

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