In Chinese traditional medicine, snow fungus has been used for more than 2000 years to nourish the lungs and beautify the skin. Look for yellowish-white snow fungus. All of these ingredients can be commonly found at a Chinese grocery store. This soup is delicious and sweet. Serves 4
- 1 snow fungus blossom
- 2 Asian pears, peeled, cored, and cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons of wolfberry
- 8 da zao, Chinese red dates, also known as Chinese jujube
- 8 cups of water
- Rock sugar to taste (optional)
- Soak snow fungus overnight.
- Place the water and snow fungus into a pot and simmer for 2 hours with the lid. You may use a slow cooker for this recipe!
- Then add the pears and Chinese dates and bring back to a simmer for 30 minutes, keeping the pot covered with the lid.
- Add wolfberries and rock sugar and cook for 10 minutes
- Serve warm or at room temperature