Saturday, December 30, 2006

Waterchestnut with Lotus Roots Drink

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.

  • Waterchestnuts: skinned
  • 2 Canes; chopped into sections
  • 1 small section of Lotus roots; skinned and sliced
  • Rock sugar to taste
How to do it:
  1. Put all ingredients except rock sugar into a pot of water.
  2. When the water starts to boil, turn to low fire and brew for 3 hours.
  3. Add rock sugar to taste.
  4. 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.