Dragon's Eye, or longan, is what the Chinese call this small fruit, native to Southeast Asia. A cousin of lychee, however, it does not enjoy the same popularity in our latitudes. And that's a shame because it has great qualities to showcase: a very sweet pulp, a thin and smooth skin, it is a delicious fruit that is easy to transport and eat.
Lotus seeds are well known for their antioxidant properties.
The mixture of the very sweet longan and the slightly more floury seed is very pleasant. It's cool and light to finish off a meal.
The product contains dried longans and lotus seeds with candy, all you need for your dessert.
How to prepare
Step 1: Wash the lotus seeds.
Step 2: In a pot, place the lotus seeds and cover them with water, then cook for about 30 minutes, until soft. Add the sugar and cook for a few minutes so that the sugar permeates the seeds. Reserve in a bowl, and keep the cooking water.
Step 3: Stuff the longans with the lotus seeds, then cook them in the pot of water over low heat for 2 to 5 minutes.
Step 4: Pour the cooking water (chè) into bowls, with or without ice, add the longans. This dessert, full of vitamins, is excellent for your health.