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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Water Chestnut Egg Drop Dessert

This is the time of the year where most people should take extra care of their health since Chinese New Year is coming and there will be lots of 'heaty' food going around. Moreover, the weather has been very unusual this year with the temperature going on an average of 25-27 degrees in the morning. It's perfect and I haven't stopped thanking God for the nice weather so far. However, it's maybe because of this change where its cooler and dryer, that my children as well as myself are down with itchy throat.

So, I thought of what ingredients are in season now and what I should be cooking to make my throat feel better.

Decided on doing something with water chestnuts since its the Chinese New Year season. You can sure find it. So check out this simple dessert for the whole family!

- one bag of water chestnuts
- one egg
- rock sugar
- pandan leaves
- corn starch
- gingko nuts (optional)

1) Peel the skin of the water chestnuts (This is the most troublesome step for this dish!) and cut them in small pieces.

2) Boil about 4-5 bowls of water. Add one rock sugar in it as well as pandan leaves.

3) Then add the water chestnuts and gingko (optional) in. Let it cook over medium low heat. Cook it till you are satisfied with the taste and the quantity.
4) Put corn starch to thicken it a little (optional)
5) Put in beaten egg before turning off the fire. Stir it so that the egg is dissolve and cooked nicely.
You can eat this warm or chilled. Up to you!

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