Scrumptiously Healthy Post Chinese New Year Tong Sui Recipes

~
Feeling the Chinese New Year heat? Here are two Tong Sui recipes to help you cool down. These are some of our favorite recipes to ensure your CNY indulging stays healthy despite being absolutely yummy. These recipes are inspired by Straits Road Kitchen and Cook With Mi!
~
~
Mango Pomelo Chia Pudding
Serves 3-4
Ingredients:
240 g (1 large) ripe mango, roughly diced
180 g (3/4 cup) coconut milk* (see Notes)
38 g (2 1/2 tbsp) lime juice
180 g (1 1/2 cups) pomelo sacs,
160 g (1 cup) mango, small dice
15 g (1 1/2 tbsp) chia seeds
To Garnish:
Diced mangoes
Pomelo sacs
Method:
  1. In a blender, combine 240 g of mango, coconut milk and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  2.  Pour out the mixture into a large bowl. Stir in pomelo sacs, diced mangoes and chia seeds.
  3. Place the mixture into the refrigerator for 2 hours or longer to allow the chia seeds to absorb water and thicken.
  4. To serve, ladle the pudding into bowls and garnish with extra mango and pomelo. This dessert is best served within 24 hours from preparation.
Notes
  1. To make homemade coconut milk, blend one part coconut flakes or young coconut meat to two parts filtered water. It will be less thick than packet or canned coconut milk.
  2. Select pomelos that are heavy and aromatic, with blemish-free skin ranging from green to yellow. Unripe pomelos have green skin which turn yellow as they ripen (although Thai varieties can remain green when ripe). Allow green fruit to ripen at room temperature but not for too long or they can turn bitter.
Click here for original recipe.
~
~
Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert
Serves 3-4
Ingredients:
6pcs Sea Coconut (rinse, peel the skin, and slice)
8pcs Red Dates (pitted)
20g Dried Longan
1/2 pcs Lo Han Guo
1200 ml Water
Rock Sugar to taste
Method:
  1. Cut and separate the firm and tender sea coconut flesh. (Mine was all quite tender, so I don't separates them after cutting)
  2. In a pot, add in water, red dates, dried longan and lo han guo. (If you have any firm flesh, you may add in now)
  3. Boil for 30 mins. Once it start to boil, reduce to low heat and let it simmer.
  4. Add in sea coconut and continue to boil for 15 mins.
  5. Add rock sugar to taste. (I omitted the rock sugar as the lo han guo, red dates and dried longan already given the slight sweetness to the soup)
  6. Serve hot or chilled.
Click here for original recipe.
~
We hope with these recipes, this Chinese New Year  you will bring you joy and good health. Feel free to enjoy them even after the season is over. These desserts can easily be prepared all year round!
Enjoy!