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Sweet Potato Dessert (Hong Kong Style)

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Sweet Potato Dessert 番薯糖水

Our family loves this dessert very much. In whatever season, hot or cold, it gives a warm feel and great satisfaction. Don’t know why! It’s a kind of quick dessert and easily prepare on the go.

In Australia, we can easily get all kinds of beautiful sweet potatoes, golden, yellow, purple and so forth. As for this dessert, I always use the purple ones because I think they are the best. This time I bought a yellow-white one. The texture is so soft that it quickly “melted” in my mouth. Lovely!

I couldn’t find another one better than this one. Oh, why did I just buy one? What a shame.

  • 1 sweet potato (about 350gm)
  • 3 cups water (cover the sweet potato)
  • rock sugar (to your taste)
  • 2 to 3 slices of ginger
 Sweet Potato Dessert Ingredients番薯糖水用料

  1. Bring water to the boil, add ginger into it.
  2. Quickly peel sweet potato and cut into small pieces as it turns black easily. Put them into the boiling water and turn to medium heat once the water boils again.
  3. Add rock sugar to your taste when the sweet potato turns soft. Serve hot or cold.


  1. Hi, Jen:
    Thanks for dropping by ! ^=^

  2. Christine, I have a question about rock sugar. I can't get it in my stores. What's so special about it? Can I replace it with regular sugar or brown sugar?

    1. Rock sugar is a kind of raw sugar with a lighter colour than brown sugar, making the syrup looks lighter.
      If you can't find any, you might like to use half white sugar and half brown sugar.