Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup

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Super easy to make 5-ingredient Classic Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup (Chinese: 番薯糖水)! Smooth, light, sweet-gingery traditional Hong Kong dessert. Budget, nourishing, & satisfyingly delicious! 😀

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Chinese Sweet Potato Soup (Chinese: 番薯糖水) is the Sweet Dessert Soups “tong sui” (Chinese: 糖水) I ate the most at home growing up. teehee~

My mom loves making this classic Hong Kong dessert because it’s so simple with just 5 ingredients and super duper easy to make!

Now, it’s made even easier & faster with the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! Yay to no need to watch the stove!

But if you want a real good bowl of Chinese Sweet Potato Soup, it can get a little tricky.

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Because when the sweet soup is not cooked enough, the sweet potatoes can be undercooked & hard, lacking flavors; or the flavors aren’t well blended; or the sweet soup tastes watery & lacking body.

And when it’s cooked for too long, the sweet potatoes can turn into a mushy mess. 🙁

What makes a good bowl of Chinese Sweet Potato Soup?

  • Sweet Potatoes: fully cooked, hearty soft yet still intact – not mushy, sweet satisfying bites (not too big/small in size)
  • Soup: relatively clear, light, smooth, well blended & balanced sweet-gingery-sweet potato flavors (we like the soup with a little body & texture)

The results? A delicious bowl of nourishing, filling, aromatic, & comforting sweet-gingery dessert soup!

Time to make some Classic Chinese Dessert: Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup! 🙂

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Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup

Super easy to make 5-ingredient Classic Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup (Chinese: 番薯糖水)!  Smooth, light, sweet-gingery Hong Kong dessert soup. Budget, nourishing, & satisfyingly delicious!
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Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds (1025g) sweet potatoes , roughly cut into 2” chunks
  • 3 tablespoons (40g) ginger slices (use old ginger & adjust amount accordingly)
  • 4 cups (1L) cold water
  • A pinch salt
  • 1 piece (93g) brown sugar in piece (Chinese: 片糖)

Instructions

  • Pressure Cook Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: Add 1 (93g) brown sugar in pieces (片糖), a pinch of salt, and ginger slices in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Add in 2 ½ lbs (1025g) sweet potato chunks, then pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water. Ensure the sweet potato chunks are submerged in the water. Close lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 1 minute, then 5 minutes Quick Release. After 5 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning the Venting Knob to the Venting position. Remove the lid carefully.
  • Thicken Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: The Sweet Potato Soup will look quite watery. It's important to bring the sweet potato soup back to a simmer by pressing the "Cancel" button, then "Saute" button. Let it simmer. Break down the sweet potatoes slightly with a wooden spoon, then mix the soup to give it more body. This will take a few minutes. Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding more brown sugar in pieces if necessary.
  • Serve Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: Discard the ginger slices. Serve this Chinese Sweet Potato Soup hot or cold. If you are serving it cold, add a bit more sugar. Enjoy~
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Recipe Notes:

  1. Brown Sugar in Pieces (Chinese: 片糖): Try to find them in your local Asian markets as they'll be much cheaper! 🙂
  2. Ginger: Use old ginger for a stronger & more aromatic taste. If you enjoy a more gingery spicy Sweet Potato Soup, feel free to add more ginger slices according to your preferences.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 26815IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Dessert, Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong
Keyword: instant pot chinese dessert, instant pot chinese recipes, instant pot dessert, instant pot recipes, instant pot soup, instant pot sweet potato soup, pressure cooker dessert, pressure cooker recipes, 番薯糖水
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup Cooking Guide

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This Chinese Sweet Potato Soup is incredibly easy to make. Plus, all you need is a few simple ingredients! 🙂

Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup | 番薯糖水 Recipe Ingredients

Tips for Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup

1. Brown Sugar in Pieces (Chinese: 片糖)

Brown Sugar in Pieces aka Jaggery is natural cane sugar. Try to find them in your local Asian markets as they’ll be much cheaper! 🙂

2. Ginger

Try to use old ginger for a stronger & more aromatic flavor profile. If you enjoy a more gingery spicy Sweet Potato Soup, feel free to add more ginger slices according to your preferences.

Here’s how much 3 tbsp (40g) of ginger slices roughly looks like.

Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: cut ginger slices

3. Sweet Potatoes

It is better to use 2 large sweet potatoes instead of this mega huge sweet potato. Unfortunately, our grocery store went out of regular size sweet potatoes. :\

Roughly cut the sweet potatoes into 2″ chunks as shown in below photo.

Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: cut sweet potato chunks into 2 inches chunks

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Pressure Cook Chinese Sweet Potato Soup


Add 1 (93g) brown sugar in pieces (Chinese: 片糖), a pinch of salt, and ginger slices in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: add brown sugar in pieces, salt, ginger slices in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add in 2 ½ lbs (1025g) sweet potato chunks, then pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water.

Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: add sweet potato chunks and water in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Make sure the sweet potato chunks are submerged in the water.

Close lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 1 minute, then 5 minutes Quick Release.

After 5 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning the Venting Knob to the Venting position.

Remove the lid carefully.

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Thicken Chinese Sweet Potato Soup


The Sweet Potato Soup will look quite watery at this point.

Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: pressure cook sweet potato soup in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Bring the Chinese sweet potato soup back to a simmer by pressing the “Cancel” button, then “Saute” button.

Let it simmer. Break down the sweet potatoes slightly with a wooden spoon, then mix the soup to give it more body. This will take a few minutes.

Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup: mix sweet potato soup in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding more brown sugar in pieces if necessary.

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Serve Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup


Discard the ginger slices.

You can serve this Chinese Sweet Potato Soup hot or cold.

If you are serving it cold, make sure to add a bit more sugar because your taste buds will be less sensitive.

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Enjoy this Classic Hong Kong dessert Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup~ 🙂

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Teresa
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Teresa

The recipe says 5 minutes of quick release and then release remaining pressure by turning the knob….
Do you mean 5 minutes of natural release and then manual release?

Doug
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Doug

AMY + JACKY
Thank You for using Metric and NON-Metric measurements.
Very much appreciated.. by most of us.

Doug
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Doug

AMY + JACKY:
A suggestion which would make life easier for you:

If the portion-sizes in the “Instructions” are identical to those in the “Ingredients” portions, you can omit the ‘measurements’ in the Instructions :).
(less typing)

Keep your great recipes coming.
We’re all looking forward to the next ones.

Elie Q
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Elie Q

I have everything but 片糖. What do you recommend as a substitute? I have sugar and brown sugar. Can’t wait to make this! Thanks 🙂

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