October 26, 2018
Steamed pear with figs to relieve dryness
It gets quite dry during autumn and many crave desserts that can relieve the dryness and steamed pear is a popular choice. Pear can promote fluid production and relieve dryness, alleviate dryness induced symptoms such as sore throat and coarseness in voice. It is especially suitable for those who frequently speak and sing. For children with yellow phelgm and dry mouth, this is a suitable choice too. The steaming process can reduce the cold nature of pear but those with asthenic cold spleen and stomach, prone to diarrhea, or those with cold cough should still avoid.
Steamed pear with figs and polygonatum
Effects: promotes fluid production and relieves dryness, strengthens the spleen and clears intestines
Ingredients: 1 pear, 2 dried figs, 15g polygonatum, appropriate amounts of rock sugar
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Cut off top of pear and remove core.
2. Add in figs, polygonatum and rock sugar into the core of the pear. Put the top of the pear back on and stabilize using tooth picks. Place the pear onto a large bowl.
3. Add water to wok and place steam rack in. Cook on high heat until water is boiling and put in the bowl with pear. Steam on low heat for 1 hour.
Note: not suitable for those with asthenic cold spleen and stomach, prone to diarrhea and with cold cough.