Snow Fungus Soup
1 snow fungus10 cups water1/4 cup dried lotus seeds1/4 cup dried lily bulbs12 dried red dates (jujubes)2 tablespoons goji berries100g rock sugar
Soak the snow fungus in water for at least 4 hours or overnight. Discard the tough, dark-colored center at the bottom by cutting around it with a pair of scissors. Then, hand shred the snow fungus into smaller pieces.In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the shredded snow fungus, dried lotus seeds, dried lily bulbs, and dried red dates. Turn the heat down to a simmer, cover, and cook for 1 hour. Add goji berries and sugar to taste. Continue to simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes to let the sugar dissolve completely. Ladle into individual bowls and serve warm.