Friday, January 21, 2011

Ginger Yam Tong Sui ("Sweet Soup")

My mom always makes this during the winter and it's a great, healthy dessert!

Ginger Yam Tong Sui ("Sweet Soup")


  • 1 large yam (my mom likes to use both regular and japanese yams)
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1 stick of Chinese brown candy (it's basically a brick of brown sugar that you can find at any Chinese market)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 8-10 red bean or sesame glutinous rice balls (optional)
  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Peel and cube yam.
  3. Place the yam into the water, bring it to medium heat for 30 minutes (or until the yam is soft).
  4. Add the ginger, sugar, and glutinous rice balls.
  5. Tong Sui is ready once the glutinous rice balls float atop.

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