HomeRecipesDessertsSweet Potato in Ginger Soup (番薯糖水)

Desserts stalls in Singapore usually sell sweet potato in dried longan (桂圆) soup.  Using ginger is taught by my mom and I like this version.

Ingredients (5 to 8 servings)

  1. 3 or 4 sweet potato (red or yellow is fine)
  2. 1 section of ginger tuber (about 5-10 cm)
  3. Sugar to taste (about 8 table spoon and you adjust accordingly)
  4. 5 bowls water
  5. 2 or 3 pandan leaves


  1. Remove the skin of the sweet potatoes, and cut into small pieces (about 4 cm size will do)
  2. Wash the ginger, and smash it slightly with a handle of a cleaver or chopping knife or anything hard.
  3. Put water in the pot, with sweet potatoes and ginger.
  4. Boil for about 20 – 30 minutes (until the sweet potato is soften)
  5. Add sugar to taste and stir.
  6. Add in pandan leaves and boil for another 1-2 minute.
  7. Serve hot or room temperature.


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