Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sweet Peanut Soup (Xiamen Peanut Soup) 【厦门花生汤】

Many years back when we first visited our native village back in China, my brothers and I discovered a small stall near the hotel selling local dishes and snacks.

This sweet peanut soup was one of them, I remembered going back for more everyday during our stay. It was just incredibly delicious, unforgettable taste even after so many years...



2 cups/300 gm of white long peanuts
100-150 gm rock sugar(or to taste)
12 cups of water

2 cups/300 克 去皮白肉花生 
100-150克 冰糖 (或适量)
12 杯清水

1. Bring a big pot of water to boil, soaked the peanuts in hot water for 1-2 hours, if the peanuts you bought is with skins, the skins could be easily removed after soaking.

2. Wash the peanuts and place it in a heavy bottom cookware with 10 cups of water, bring to boil and turn heat to medium low, simmer for 3-5 hours or until peanuts become soft. Sweeten with rock sugar before serving.

Note:To save time, use a pressure cooker to cook the soaked peanut for 8 minutes after first whistle. And pour it into heavy bottom cookware with HOT WATER to continue cooking for 1-2 hours. 

DO NOT over cook it in pressure cooker as the soup may become greasy.

1. 先煮滚一锅水,倒到盆里和花生一起泡上1-2个小时。如果买的花生是还没去红衣的,热水泡过后搓搓,就很容易把红衣搓下。

2. 把花生洗干净后加10杯清水大火煮滚转中小火加盖炖3-5个小时。吃之前加入冰糖根据口味调味即可。



Yummy and healthy Sweet peanut soup... good for cold fall weather!

中文-- 厦门花生汤


  1. so coincidence, i just posted Xiamen with peanut soup too. Your soup look better than the one i tried in Xiamen ^^

  2. Hi Sonia... yeah the one famous in xiamen is huang ze he 黄则和花生汤。。。 I love food in Xiamen... :)