My father taught me how to make this drink during my *ahem* younger days. Nothing I tried outside come close to this. Although, he insisted on leaving the skin of the waterchestnut and lotus roots on, I preferred to skin them. I hate it. So time consuming. No choice. Have the urge to drink so gotta do it.
How to do it:
- Waterchestnuts: skinned
- 2 Canes; chopped into sections
- 1 small section of Lotus roots; skinned and sliced
- Rock sugar to taste
- Put all ingredients except rock sugar into a pot of water.
- When the water starts to boil, turn to low fire and brew for 3 hours.
- Add rock sugar to taste.
- Serve when cooled.
If you preferred the normal waterchestnut and cane, don’t add lotus root. But then you will miss the essence of this drink.