Sweet potato soup

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Sweet potato soup
Type Tong sui
Place of origin China
Main ingredients Sweet potatoes, rock candy, ginger
Cookbook: Sweet potato soup  Media: Sweet potato soup
Sweet potato soup
Chinese 番薯糖水
Literal meaning sweet potato sweet water

Sweet potato soup is a Chinese dessert found in Southern China and Hong Kong.[1]

Cantonese cuisine[edit]

In Cantonese cuisine, it is categorized as a tong sui or sweet soup, hence the Chinese name. The soup is usually thin in texture, but potent in taste. The recipe is simple, consisting of boiling the sweet potato for a long time with rock candy and ginger. Sweet potato is one of the most commonly found and abundant vegetables grown in China.[2] With its simple recipe and large crop supply, sweet potato soup is one of the most accessible and affordable tong sui in the region.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ c.k.Alvin (6 May 2007). "Traditional Chinese Sweet Potato & Ginger Dessert Soup". food.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ cgiar.org