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Fresh Sea Coconut(with longan, mu-er and red dates) dessert

 
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Rachiru
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:49 am    Post subject: Fresh Sea Coconut(with longan, mu-er and red dates) dessert Reply with quote




This recipe is sort of by estimation. My mum just adds the ingredients according to how big her pot is! Embarassed So, i may not give the exact measurements to it.

But the good thing is that its very very easy to cook. Just dump all the ingredients in one pot and boil till fragrant and ingredients have turned soft!


What you need:

1 pack fresh sea coconut(this is available in the markets, some vegetable sellers sell them, will try my best to take a pic of it the next time my mum buys it, but it wun be so soon cos she's on 'honeymoon' with my dad)

1 cup dried longans(my mum recommends using those good quality ones, which are in whole form and brown in colour, she says there are some that are very dark brown and these are not so good)

3/4 cup red dates(pitted!)

Mu-er(white snow fungus) (this one, i cannot estimate how much... just put in accordingly, if you like it, can put more!)

Rock sugar( add in accordingly to your taste preference!)


What to do:

Remove the light brown skin off the sea coconut, it should slide off easily for those soft ones, slice the sea coconut into about 5~8mm thick slices.

In a large pot, boil water(~1500ml, depending on pot size). Put in sea coconuts that are harder to cook first(this is to soften them first).

Put in the rest of the ingredients after about 10 minutes.

Once the water has come to a boil again, lower the flame intensity and continue to let it boil till the soup turns light brown in colour and taste flavourful.


Notes:
Frankly, there is no hard and fast rule to the making of this dessert. So, its really up to you to estimate how much ingredients you need. If need be, add more longans and red dates for better taste!

We like to cook a big pot, then keep it in the fridge because my family finds this dessert taste better chilled. But you can enjoy it hot if you like!

Ask the vegetable seller to choose a packet of sea coconut that are softer, cos soft sea coconuts taste better and are much easier to cook!

And yes, this dessert is cooling, great for our crazy hot weather in Singapore and to 'rid heatiness'.

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rachel,

It's me, Cris! This desserts sure looks refreshing! Good for hot weather! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rachiru

Made your dessert today. Very refreshing. Thanks a lot.

Iris
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are welcome Iris!

Glad you liked it! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rach...all the best for exams..I'm also getting tekan now in trying to finish revision hahaha...God bless!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stef!
Study hard too!

Cant wait for it to end, then its cooking and baking galore!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh YES!!!!
Can't wait for that!
:lol:

My fingers getting itchier every day...cannot cook as often as I'd like to now...next on my list is actually your crustless quiche... Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

made a big pot of this y'day ... and it was such a hit that we got none left :lol: :lol: :lol:

it is really an easy thing to make just dump everything in the pot and VIOLA ...


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Rachiru
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats nice... Glad everyone enjoyed it...
JM gets to eat it every once in a while too, cos my mum makes it quite often... =)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boiled this yesterday. Best remedy for a hot afternoon. Gone in no time too! Thanks Rachiru, for this nice recipe!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome mycoffee! Glad you enjoyed it... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Family down with flu and we all enjoyed your refreshing sea coconut.
Thank you Rachiru. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Can I know if pregnant women can take this dessert??
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... frankly, I'm not too sure...
But I think it shouldn't be a problem.

Perhaps the other ladies here suggest? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Fresh Sea Coconut(with longan, mu-er and red dates) dess Reply with quote

Rachiru wrote:

1 pack fresh sea coconut(this is available in the markets, some vegetable sellers sell them, will try my best to take a pic of it the next time my mum buys it, but it wun be so soon cos she's on 'honeymoon' with my dad)

Will I be able to find fresh sea coconut in supermarket? Or only available in wet market?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think certain supermarkets do stock fresh sea coconut... like Shop and Save and perhaps certain NTUCs... But yes, the market definately stocks it. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried making this dessert, and love it especially when it's cold.

Couldn't find the fresh sea coconut though, so bought the canned ones instead.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachiru

Thanks for the recipe. Made it over the weekend, everyone gave a thumb up! thumbs up
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried making this over the weekend.
Can someone advise me how i can soften the sea coconut?
Tried cooking for hours but it does not work.
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