Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Throwback of Pear with Mi Zao & Chinese Almonds Soup

Readers of my blog would most likely know that one of the earliest natural remedies I've tried was the Double-Boiled Asian Pear since it has been the most popular post till date. I would say that this is a "tweaked" recipe of that. I was quite reluctant to add mi zao when my mum first introduced it to me as the dates are soaked in a raw sugar solution during the preservation process. However, since BB is already two, a bit of sugar now & then won't hurt I guess ;) There're various reasons why this is an ideal soup for the recent haze. First & foremost, pears help to nourish our lungs. Furthermore, other than lung nourishing properties, Chinese almonds also help to relieve cough & asthma as well as to dissolve phlegm. As for the benefits of mi zao, it has already been explained in my earlier post Apple Corn & Honey Dates Soup to Combat the Hazy Skies.

Ingredients (serve 2 adults & 1 toddler)

1.5l of water
2 Asian pears, skinned & cut into chunks
30g of Chinese almonds (premix of sweet & bitter almonds with a higher % of sweet ones)
3 Eu Yan San mi zao


Directions:

1. Bring the ingredients in water to a boil then simmer for 2h & serve warm.


Addition of the mi zao definitely adds another layer of sweetness to this drink. My 'boys' slurped up theirs & both devoured the dates in no time at all..lolz! 

20 comments:

  1. Wow. I don't cook but this looks simple enough to prepare that I might just try to do it! Are the almonds and mizao readily available? Just have to go to the herb shop to tell them?
    Vivien ( Beautiful Chaos )

    ReplyDelete
  2. Simple enough with so few ingredients!!! Even Mr. Hubby can do it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Now I just need to find these Chinese herbs in USA... off to Chinatown!!!
    Jamie (http://karmie080808.blogspot.sg)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yupyup..simple, yummy & good for us!!!

      Delete
  3. This is so timely because me and my little one are coughing a lot. I too have taken up a bit of cooking these days. So I am inspired to try this out. I hope my toddler would like it. He can be very picky. I am trying my best to be creative in my cooking so he would eat more healthy foods

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorrie to hear that..hope both of u'll feel better aft drinking it! Tc & gws!!

      Delete
  4. I love this soup!!! Sometimes, when it's pear season, I just bought the pear without the almonds and mizao and it tastes amazing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree..they taste so sweet even without addition of other ingredients :p

      Delete
  5. My kids love this too! Really taste good and is good for body too ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I love these natural remedies which r delicious & beneficial to us!!

      Delete
  6. Sounds like something my son needs now, he's been having phlegmy cough and running nose. Thanks so much for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope he'll hv a speedy recovery too..sharing is caring :)

      Delete
  7. I used to have this as a kid but I've totally forgotten about the goodness of Chinese desserts and have never made any for my kids. I will make this one day and see if they'll like it. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hopefully they'll enjoy it too..the pleasure's mine =)

      Delete
  8. Looks like a good dessert for our hot and humid weather :)
    Thanks for sharing.

    cheers, Andy
    (SengkangBabies)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. One of our faves too ~.^ Most welcome!

      Delete
  9. Love this simple yet nourishing recipe. May I ask can I put all the ingredients and water together and cook in a slow cooker? Thank you.
    Lingling
    https://m.facebook.com/katongkidsincblog/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, you can do that too but may take a slightly longer time ;)

      Delete