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Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

December 28, 2011 /
Categories Desserts, Novice, Recipes, Snacks

sweet potato soup

Sweet Potato soup in ginger syrup is a typical Asian sweet dessert soup. It is very easy and quick to prepare and cook with literally no failure at all. The dessert soup is sweet along with the fragrant of sweet potato and ginger, and just like ginger tea, it is a little spicy.

After the recent holy festival with a great serving of food, drinks, treats… with all the non-stop eating, chatting and laughing, we have got ourselves each a bloating stomach {imagine…. the belly of Santa Claus >. This Sweet Potato soup in ginger syrup is very much needed to cure the bloating.

With the high soluble fiber content of the sweet potato, it helps to ease some minor indigestion especially after the heavy eating during the festive season. Not to mention the wholesome goodness of nutrients in the sweet potato.

Whilst, another ingredient – ginger, is a traditional remedy to cure bloating caused by flatulence. If you are in colder weather, ginger can help to warm your body too.

[Read more about the nutrient about Sweet Potato, here.]
[Read more on the goodness of ginger, here.]

In olden days, there were only Orange or plain white sweet potatoes in the market. The color of the syrup soup used to be clear if using white sugar or white rock sugar. Now, with the new color of purple added in the market, we are able to cook a tri-color sweet potato dessert soup, and the syrup soup color turns out to be purple or darker brown instead. Colorful, isn’t it?

sweet potato soup


Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup

Serve: 4 person.
Prepare time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Sweet Potatoes – 600 gram (any variety)
White Rock Sugar or white sugar – 200 gram
Ginger Root (Smashed) – 1 (medium size)
Screwpine Leaf – 4
Water – 1 liter

Peel and wash sweet potatoes, soak in cold water after cutting them into medium size wedges.
Wash screw pin leaves and tie them into a knot.
Boil water in a deep pot.
Add ginger and sugar.
Add sweet potatoes and screwpine leaves into the boiling ginger syrup water.
Cook until the soup is boiled then turn the flame into medium, continue to cook until the sweet potatoes are soft.

Note: Adjust the ginger and sugar amount to suit your taste.

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Saturday 31st of December 2011


I hope 2012 is the best year ever for you and your family.


P.S. This soup is made with THE ONE food I can't stand - sweet potatoes!


Friday 30th of December 2011

Wow! These sweet Asian soup is something I have never tried and imagined, ever! The closest I have had is ginger soup, which is like spicy tea. Anyway, I am so intrigued at how this will turn out, so i am definitely gonna try this at home. Thanks for sharing.

Craft Passion

Friday 30th of December 2011

You will fall in love with this sweet soup if you like ginger tea.... please try it :)


Thursday 29th of December 2011

I didn't know that many kind of sweet patatoes exist... It seems hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :-)

Yvonne Carrillo Figueroa via Facebook

Thursday 29th of December 2011

Thank you

Craft Passion via Facebook

Thursday 29th of December 2011

Yvonne, there is no any direct substitution for screwpine leaf. This leaf has a distinct fragrant and it is called "Pandan leaf", some Asian store should have it in frozen pack. Hope this help.