• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Dates tastes delicious in both savory and sweet dishes.

So, here is the recipe for stuffed red dates in salty-sweet syrup.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 200 g red dates (pick the large ones)
  • Glutinous rice paste
  • Salty-sweet syrup
  • For glutinous rice paste:
  • 1 20g glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tbsp wheat starch (tang mien fun)
  • 2½tbsp sugar
  • ½tsp salt
  • 50 ml hot water
  • 100 ml water
  • For salty-sweet syrup:
  • 700 ml water
  • 150 g rock sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 g shelled gingko nuts (steamed till soft)
  • 50 g dried longan flesh
  • 3 pandan leaves (shredded and knotted)


    To prepare dates:
  1. Remove seeds from the dates with a small slit – do not cut through. Soak the dates in water for 15 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the glutinous rice flour, wheat starch, sugar and salt. Pour in hot water followed by water, and mix into a soft dough.
  3. Pinch a small piece of dough and stuff it into the date through the slit. Press the dough in gently.
  4. Bring a pot of water to boil and drop the dates in. Cook for 4–5 minutes, or until cooked through. Dish out with a slotted spoon and soak them in ice-cold water.
  5. To prepare syrup:
  6. Bring water and all the ingredients to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15–20 minutes.
  7. Serve the stuffed dates with the syrup.

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