Sunday, November 21, 2010

Refreshing Cheng Tng

Cheng Tng means "Light Soup" in dialect.

I am not sure why this Chinese dessert is called Cheng Tng. It is probably because this dessert is cooling and can get rid of “heatiness” in a person. Surprisingly, The Husband says he has never heard about this "sweet soup" in Hong Kong when we first had it together in a local hawker centre. It must be a dessert unique to Singapore and Malaysia.

Cheng Tng is a nice dessert to have on a hot day, especially when served cold.

Cheng Tng can be made with a variety of ingredients. The one I made today had white fungus, sterculia seeds (pong dai hai), barley, dried longans and some fresh chinese pears.



Malar said...

Looks like Lai Chee kang! Are they similar?

petunialee said...

I like the recipes you post. All the recipes I have tried from your blog have been well received by my family. Can I have the cheng tng one too?

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Hi Malar, actually, I don't know what Lai Chee Kang is.. hahaha.. I googled it and it does look somewhat similar..

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Gee... thanks Petunia! You've made my day by saying that. As far as recipes go, I really have none for this. I throw in 3-4 pong tai hai (soaked with seed and skin removed), a handful of barley, a few clouds of white fungus (soften and cut) and rock sugar to boil for like 15 minutes. Then I add a big handful of longan and boil for a further 10 minutes.. and then I add in cubes of a fresh Chinese pear and boil for a further 5 minutes. And after the whole thing cools, lots of ice...

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