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TONG SUI literally translated as "sugar water", also known as TIM TONG, is a collective term for any sweet, warm soup or custard served as a dessert at the end of a meal in Cantonese
Cantonese
cuisine . Tong sui
Tong sui
are a Cantonese
Cantonese
specialty and are rarely found in other regional cuisines of China
China
. Outside of Cantonese-speaking communities, soupy desserts generally are not recognized as a distinct category, and the term tong sui is not used.

In Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Malaysia
Malaysia
, there is a huge variety of tong sui, so huge to an extent that have led to stores specialised in selling these desserts. These dessert stalls have also gained prominence in overseas Chinese communities, and are found in various parts of Canada
Canada
, Australia
Australia
and the United States
United States
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Common varieties * 2 See also * 3 Sources * 4 External links

COMMON VARIETIES

ENGLISH NAME CHINESE NAME DESCRIPTION

Black sesame soup 芝麻糊; zhīma hú Ground black sesame seeds are traditionally cooked with water and rock sugar . Chinese herbs are sometimes added to enhance the flavour and aroma. The instant black sesame powder sold in Asian supermarkets is usually sweetened. It requires the addition of hot water and mixing in the serving bowl, after which it should be left for 15 minutes before serving.

Doufuhua 豆花; dòuhuā or 豆腐花; dòufu huā Tofu
Tofu
pudding, with sweet syrup served in a separate bowl

Egg tong sui 鸡蛋糖水; 雞蛋糖水; jīdàn tángshuǐ popular in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and southern China
China

Got fan soup 葛粉汤; 葛粉湯; géfěn tāng kudzu soup

Guilinggao
Guilinggao
龟苓膏; 龜苓膏; guīlíng gāo made from three-lined box turtle

Hasma 雪蛤; xuěhá A dessert made of dried fallopian tubes of the frog with supposed health benefits.

Red bean soup
Red bean soup
, Red bean paste 红豆汤; 紅豆湯; hóngdòu tāng or 红豆沙; 紅豆沙; hóngdòu shā Cooked and served exactly like mung bean soup xī mǐ lù A dessert soup of pearl tapioca , coconut and evaporated milk

Mung bean
Mung bean
soup 绿豆汤; 綠豆湯; lǜdòu tāng or 绿豆沙; 綠豆沙; lǜdòu shā Made from mung beans and cooked exactly like red bean soup/paste, sometimes also served with seaweed

Six flavors soup 六味汤; 六味湯; liùwèi tāng A sweet curative soup made for hot summer, one of many "numbered" medicinal soups

Peanut paste soup 花生糊; huāshēng hú Like black sesame paste, peanut paste is a ground peanut powder cooked with syrup and water. Instant peanut paste powder sold in Asian supermarket are usually sweetened roasted peanut powder or flour, that only required to be served with hot water.

Steamed egg custard 炖蛋; 燉蛋; dùn dàn

Steamed milk custard 炖奶; 燉奶; dùn nǎi

Sweet potato soup 番薯糖水; fānshǔ tángshuǐ Peeled sweet potato, normally cut into smaller pieces cooked/ boiled with syrup and water.

Sweet almond soup 杏仁糊; xìngrén hú Ground almond powder that cooked with sugar and water. Instant almond powder sold in Asian supermarket are usually sweetened raw almond flour or powder, requires minimal cooking with boiling water or to be served after mixing with hot water for 15 minutes.

Sweet walnut soup 核桃糊; hétáo hú or 合桃糊; hé táo hú Ground walnut powder that cooked with sugar and water, sometimes milk. Similar to Sweet almond soup, instant walnut powder is sold in Asian supermarket as well.

SEE ALSO

* Cantonese
Cantonese
desserts * Chè
Chè
* Compote * Fruit cocktail * Kissel * Kompot * List of Chinese desserts * List of Chinese soups * List of soups * Ching bo leung * Tangyuan (food) * Tong Sui Shop

SOURCES

* ^ So Good Blog. "Hong Kong: the Sugar Land of Sweet Soup
Soup
(Tong Sui)." Wenna Pang. Retrieved 2017-06-07.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Wikimedia Commons has media related to SUGAR WATER .

* Recipe for sweet potato soup * Various Tong Sui photos on Flickr

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Cantonese
Cantonese
cuisine

MAIN DISHES

* Bao yu *

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