Thursday, 13 February 2014

Lemongrass Drink Recipe

Perhaps it was the haze, perhaps it was all the Chinese New Year goodies, perhaps the unhealthy diet I've been on.. BUT my throat has been killing me!

I know some people will say "oh you need to drink liang teh (cooling herbal tea)!" but the truth is, not everyone can drink it. If your body is considered "cold" like mine, it is best to avoid liang teh like a plague despite being heaty. I decided to douse the heat with lemongrass drink.

For those who are pregnant (*Ahem* you lah! Talking about you!), you can opt to drink this instead of the usual red date longan tea or rice tea during your confinement. It is a lot more palatable and much more thirst quenching.

All you need is
  • 4 - 6 stalks of lemongrass (cut off the ends and bruised)
  • 1 - 1.5 litres of water
  • Some honey to sweeten

Cut off the ends of the lemongrass, bruised it with the back of your knife or just simply snap it! Put it in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Then, let it simmer for 20 minutes at low heat. When done, remove the lemongrass stalks and add honey to sweeten. You can keep it in a thermos so you can have it warm all day long. Or you can chill it and have a refreshing drink! 

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