Ingredients – served 4
Big Asian pear, 2. It has to be Asian pear;
Snow fungus, 1. This is a very common Chinese soup ingredient, and can be obtained easily in any Asian grocery store;
Fresh sea coconut, 3. Shelled sea coconut can be easily found in most Asian grocery store. Most of them are from Thailand. The flesh is firm and turns softer after cooking. However, the sea coconut in this recipe, or in most soup recipes, are not the true sea coconut. True sea coconut is also called Lodoicea, which is a protected species in Africa and a luxury ingredient in traditional Cantonese medicine. These two look very similar when dry and sliced, both with white and thin flesh and dark edges. But the prices are as far apart as sky and sea;
Dry jujube date, 5;
Rock sugar, about 40g.