(This is how the Luo Han Guo (罗汉果) look like - I got this pic from Klein Cheung in Flickr. I forget to took the picture before cooking)
1 Luo Han Guo (罗汉果)
300 g Winter Melon - cut into stripes (冬瓜)
50 g Dried Longan (龙眼肉)
30 g Red Dates (红枣)
30 g Dried Lotus Seeds (莲子)
30 g Lily Bulb (白合)
2 litre Water
some Rock Sugar or Honey to taste
What to do!!
Wash the luo han guo on running tap water and crack it a little.
Raise all the ingredients to clean. Put the ingredients into a pot with the cracked luo han guo and winter melon stripes except dried longan.
Add water and bring it to boil. Let it simmer in low fire for 1 hour before adding the dried longan and continue to cook for 30minutes.
***(Add rock sugar to taste at the time you add the dried longan if you want to add sugar)
As the luo han guo and dried longan are sweet by itself, we can cook it without the rock sugar and just add 1 or 2 teaspoons of honey before serving. It's healthier and more nutricious.
Notes: Do not cook longans for more than 30 minutes. Or else they would lose the sweetness and turn soggy.
Happy Cooking ~☻~