• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

A delightful dessert, made from arrowroot bulbs and lotus seeds,  that is commonly served during Chinese New Year.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 150 g arrowroot bulbs
  • 30 g dried lotus seeds (soaked)
  • 20 g white fungus
  • 1.8 litres water
  • 3 pandan leaves (knotted)
  • 60 g gingko nuts (shelled)
  • 6 Chinese red dates
  • 2 Chinese candied dates (honey)
  • 125 g honey rock sugar


  1. Peel arrowroot and cut into cubes. Soak the dried lotus seeds for 25-30 minutes. Remove the bitter green stem in the seed.
  2. Soak white fungus briefly until softened. Cut off the hard, yellowish stems.
  3. Bring water and pandan leaves to a boil. Add in all the ingredients except the rock sugar. Bring back to a boil then lower heat and simmer for about an hour.

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1 thought on “Delightful Arrowroot Dessert”

  1. emerine chang - February 17, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Very delicious, now very hungry.


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