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! 😀
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.
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! 🙂
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!
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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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Chinese Sweet Potato Soup Cooking Guide
This Chinese Sweet Potato Soup is incredibly easy to make. Plus, all you need is a few simple ingredients! 🙂
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