Sunday, July 28, 2013

KL Selangor MFF - Petaling Street Lohanguo Longan Drink Copycat

This dessert is really really refreshing
Super cold on real hot day, so good!





The recipe is pretty simple, but you have to be patient, it takes hours before you can enjoy this dessert to the fullest :)

Recipe is from Wendy's site

What you need:

300g wintermelon
300g rock sugar (I used honey rock sugar)
3 lohanguo
100g dark longan flesh
2L water

Method:
  1. Scrub the wintermelon skin, deseed and cut into large chunks, skin on
  2. Add in to the water and bring to boil, then simmer for 2 hours, lid on
  3. Crack lohankuo and add in to the wintermelon mixture, together with rock sugar, simmer for another one hour
  4. Strain, put dark longan flesh into the strained infusion and simmer for 10 minutes, off the heat
  5. Let cool
  6. Take a bowl of ice cubes and spoon over some of the cooled longan infusion, let it melt before you enjoy the dessert

*As advised by Wendy, I boiled again the strained remnants with 2L water and I had my lohanguo drink for my sore throat cos ate too much durian pengat I made the other day LOL

This dessert is real sweet. Even after the ice melted completely, I still found it too sweet
Perhaps the next time I make this again, I'll reduce the amount of rock sugar used
But in that way, it wouldn't be the same as those sold in Petaling Street I guess :)

This post is for Malaysian Food Fest KL Selangor Month hosted by Shannon of Just as Delish

5 comments:

  1. Hi Alice,
    Your Longan drink sure looks wonderfully refreshing!!

    mui

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  2. This is something I intend to cook fir the MFF KL but finally I did something else! Yours looks so tasty!

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  3. I used to drink this from the famous stall in Petaling Street, yours looks just like theirs, except bigger bowl:D

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  4. I would love to try this out! last time i tried out maple syrup dessert and maple butter blondies. Canadian maple candy is one my favorites.

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  5. Dilute with more water during serving if you want it less sweet, but don't dilute it during boiling, if not the longans will turn bland. If you try at Petaling St, the longans are candy sweet.
    When I first had it... it was hard hard to swallow, super sweet, but as u drink on.. it becomes pleasureable

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