Table of Contents
- A Sweet Gift
- My favorite Desserts
- Tong Sui’s Desserts
A Sweet Gift
Cherrie and Sterling thoughtfully gifted me some Chinese desserts from a local chain called “Tong. Sui” aka “糖水”. This translates literally into “sugar water”, which is kinda on point, since there is a good deal of sugar and water.
An alternate name/phrase would be “Tian Tong” aka “甜湯” or “Sweet Soup”. Which is also quite apt as there are both hot and cold soups which are nice and sweet.
My favorite Desserts
Red Bean Soup aka “红豆沙”
A soup made mostly of Red Adzuki Beans, water, and sugar, as a base. Orange flavor from dried peels.
Sweet Tofu In Syrup aka “豆腐花”
Silken tofu served in a hot/warm/cold liquid of sweet syrup, sometimes with a hint of ginger.
Snow Fungus Sugar Soup aka “雪耳糖水”
Snow Fungus…. White Fungus… in a viscous syrup soup. Sometimes seasoned with dates and other items. I prefer sweetened lotus seeds.
I’ve tried making each one and there is definitely a learning curve to them. The beans definitely benefit from soaking. The silken tofu is MUCH better freshly made… and Snow Fungus is… dry and crispy if not soaked and cooked sufficiently
Tong Sui’s Desserts
Rosie Lychee Coconut Pudding 妃子對著椰子笑
I was originally informed that this was a Peach Jelly w/Coconut Pudding, but turned out to be Lychee flavored jelly at the top. Quite tasty and there were several chunks of lychee in the jelly. The coconut pudding was a tad runny, but not bad. A nice gentle coconut flavor. The dessert came in a small glass jar, which I found to enhance the experience of eating the dessert.