Snow Fungus Wolfberry Soup


15 grams Dried white fungus
1 tablespoon Chinese Wolfberries
4 cups Water
Honey or rock sugar


Soak white fungus in water until soft, about 10 minutes. Rinse the wolfberries. Cut off any hard parts from the white fungus and discard.
Place the softened white fungus and wolfberries in the pot of your electric pressure cooker. Fill in the water, close the lid and turn the knob to soup cycle. After cooking is done, it will release steam naturally. Do not try taking the lid off until the pressure release completely. The soup tastes best when served cold. Sweeten the soup with honey or rock sugar to taste.
I usually drink them without adding any sugar. However, you can add papaya, pears or pineapple to the soup, so that the soup will taste sweet and refreshing.




Snow fungus, or white fungus, contains iron, vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. Stewed snow fungus lubricates the colon and stimulates peristalsis. They aid blood production and bring more circulation to the skin to give you a moisturized-complexion. That's part of the reasons that we eat lots of them in China. Snow fungus is also believed to be beneficial for the lungs, effective in healing dry cough and clearing heat in the lungs. They can be prepared with gingko, pears, Chinese dates, lotus seeds, or wolfberries.
Good quality snow fungus has a pale and yellowish white color. It is often used in soups and desserts. The consistency of a stewed snow fungus soup should not be watery but viscous.


1 servings


Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 4:37pm


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