Thursday, May 19, 2011
Another nice drink
Long long time ago, I ordered this drink 西洋菜蜜棗水 from Macau Express in Expo and I liked it very much. I was recently told it is also served in Crystal Jade. I remembered asking my friend from Hong Kong to share the recipe, but I had since "lost" the email in the inbox.
Actually, my intention is to cook watercress soup as requested by hubby but it is such a big bunch of watercress (bought from NTUC) so I think the taste will be too overpowering if I used all. I wouldn't want to drink the soup again 2 days later (I will definitely have leftovers since kids will only drink a little) so I had the idea to cook it into the sweet drink. I googled the net for recipe (in mandarin) but it returns mostly the version with pork/pork bones. Finally I found one. My hubby thinks the drink is close to what we have then, but the watercress taste is still rather strong. I am only using 100g of watercress to abt 1.5 litre. So I will try to reduce the watercress portion the next time I try.
This drink is said to be good for the lungs and for cough. No matter what it is for, it will be a good drink.
p/s : I happened to itchy hand, google with english and it returned with more results. Perhaps will try the rest of the recipes the next time.