Lemon Barley Drink (柠檬薏米水)

Yummy Bakes | 8:53 AM |
What a shame – never knew barley drink is so easy to prepare.  I bought a packet of barley and I remember asking my colleague how to do it but no action and the packet of barley was left to expire in the fridge! :(

To my surprise, this home-cooked barley drink taste so much better than those sold at coffee shops who claimed it‘s home cooked barley!   Its so easy and yet I have to ‘copy’ someone’s recipe.  Wiffy, if you are reading this, I would like to thank you for sharing this great lemon barley drink – really, I have not tried such refreshing, satisfying lemon barley drink!!






What's your preference? Chilled or warm?
Recipe source: Noobcook
Ingredients:
  • 2.5 litres water
  • 200 grams raw barley rinsed until water is clear; if eating the barley, use pearl barley or holland barley
  • 100 grams winter melon sugar to taste
  • 2 pandan leaves tied in a knot
  • lemon juice and lemon slices
Method:
  1. Bring a pot with 2.5 litres of water to a boil. Add washed barley and pandan leaves to the pot. Simmer for about 30 minutes, until the water is slightly milky.
  2. Drain and discard the pandan leaves and barley (you can leave behind a small amount if you like to eat them).
  3. In the last 5 minutes of simmering, add winter melon sugar to taste. Note that the winter melon will not dissolve - you can eat the winter melon for the crunchy sweet taste or you may discard it.
  4. Drink warm or chilled. If making lemon barley, add a few drops of lemon juice and garnish with a slice of lemon.
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13 comments:

  1. Definitely cold in this hot weather! Looks refreshing.

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  2. I prefer it chilled ! And its really refreshing on such hot weather nowdays !

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  3. This is a refreshing drink to beat the hot weather, reminder for me to make it soon! Thanks for trying the recipe, glad you like it. My favourite part of the drink is the winter melon strips... sweet, crunchy & yummy :)

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  4. That's a nice drink. I use to add a few drops of honey into it too. A nice and yummy soothing remedy for soar throat in winter too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Next time, I shall try with a little honey.

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  5. Outside barley drink is so expensive, when we buy a small packet and we can cook a big pot for whole family .. Adding lemon, more refreshing .

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    1. I agree - home-cooked is anytime more economical and better!

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  6. Love this drink. My mom used to coked for us when we were young. She said it's good for kidney. It's quite a while I have not cooked. Time to cook again. Thanks for reminding.

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    1. My mom used to cook this too and never bother to ask so now must copy people's recipe! haha

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  7. interesting seeing the addition of winter melon sugar here..

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