Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sarawak Barley

I got a surprise package from my buddy in Kuching recently *smile*. She sent me a generous pack of barley from Sarawak, grown locally by the natives there. Thanks JT!















It taste rich and slightly creamier than the pre-packed ones I normally buy from the chinese medical hall ... hmmm... yummilicious!

Boil the barley in a pot of boiling water and add rock sugar to taste. A few screwpine leaves in the pot makes this drink very rich in aroma. When it starts to boil rapidly, turn down fire a little and boil over an hour or so. Or if you prefer the easier way, leave it to boil in a slow cooker. Turn it on at night and by next morning, you will have a healthy yummy barley drink :-)

You can enjoy it either hot or cold. My mom would usually cool them down and pour them into many water bottles and store them in the fridge for our hourly consumption as we would normally finish the whole pot by the next day *smile*.

10 comments:

Josephine said...

From the picture, it looks like Barley for babies (Sang Suk yi mai).

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Lian said...

I thought all barley was the same. Now I know different. Yes, ours usually finish by the end of the day too. Only baby and me like to eat the barley grains. Read somewhere that it's good for the health. Can't remember exactly how.

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Sasha said...

that looks like sang suk yee mai.

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vickylow said...

Ya it look like sang suk yi mai. I love adding sugar winter melon into barley, sometime nice to bite on with the cooling barley water haha

mom2ashleyaidan said...

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laundryamah said...

hi there..thanks for dropping by my blog. just wondering about the screwpine leaves..pandan leave rite?? sorry ah so suatu..

mom2ashleyaidan said...

i'm afraid, these days, it's hard to find cheap but nice and yummy cakes yea...
I hear cu[cake chic is quite good ? i havent tried them yet though...

Oliveoylz said...

I'm a barley lover. I love to add ginkgo and "fu-chok" to taste.

FAMILY FIRST said...

Seems like there are so many wonderful ways to boil this lovely drink! Great! And yes, screwpine leaves are what we call pandan leaves. Enjoy it everyone.