This sweet Barley and Candied Winter Melon Drink is the perfect antidote to hot summer days. Both barley and winter melon are said to have cooling properties. | RotiNRice.com
Barley and Candied Winter Melon Drink
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

This sweet Barley and Candied Winter Melon Drink is the perfect antidote to hot summer days. Both barley and winter melon are said to have cooling properties.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian
Servings: 6
Calories: 133 kcal
Author: Linda Ooi
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pearled barley or hulled barley (100g)
  • 1 cup candied winter melon (120g)
  • 8 cups water (2 liters)
  • 2 pandan leaves (rinse and knotted)
  • Sugar to taste**
Instructions
  1. Rinse and soak barley for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place barley, candied winter melon, water, and pandan leaves in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for an hour.
  3. Remove and allow to cool. Serve warm or chilled.
Recipe Notes

** The candied winter melon itself is sufficiently sweet. Please add a little sugar if you prefer a sweeter drink.