Wednesday 31 August 2022

Health Drink (Mo Far Kor + Monk Fruit) & Beef For Dinner

It had been raining almost daily for the past week and the weather is very much cooler now.

After having enough of walking, we went to one of our regular coffee shop for breakfast.
One of the helpers gave me the above fruit. It was green when I received it but turnd yellow after 2 days. I was told that this is "mo far kor" in Cantonese, meaning "non-flowering fruit. From the internet, this fruit is from the Calabash tree and is also known as a "miracle fruit" or the Giant Monk Fruit. I was told to boil this fruit with monk fruit and honey dates as a remedy for respiratory problem such as asthma or cough.
The outer shell of the fruit is very hard and I had to crack it open with a hammer. The yellowish pulp is soft and slightly sticky. The pulp will be white if the outer shell is green. The pulp will turn black during cooking.
The seeds are covered with a sticky sac.
This is a dried monk fruit or "loh han kuo" in Cantaonese. You can buy this from any Chinese medicinal shop.
Crack open the fruit with a metal spoon.
Break up the fruit into smaller pieces.
This is the remedy drink after boiling the "mo far kor" and "loh han kuo" for about 3 hours. The drink tastes a bit sweet on its own even though I didn't use any honey dates.
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That evening, we were meeting up with our friends for dinner at Restoran Wing Hoong Lapan at #16, Jalan Centrepoint 1, Off Jalan Tokong.
Hubby ordered his favourite "keong choon ngau", which is beef with ginger and spring onion with rice.
I ordered pork and salted egg porridge while our friends ordered beef porridge which I didn't take any snapshot.
We also ordered a small plate of "keong choon ngau" with rice vermicelli (beehoon) for sharing because our friends wanted to try this. Our friends enjoyed the tender beef slices.
Coincidentally, we passed by this Calabash tree on one of my morning walk.
There were some giant "miracle" fruits hanging from the branches. It was after a morning shower and the raindrops can be seen on the fruit.


O God, your ways are holy.
Where is there any other as mighty as you?
You are the God of miracles and wondrs!
You still demonstrate your awesome power.
(Psalm 77:13-14, The Living Bible-TLB)

28 comments:

  1. Very interesting fruits you have there!
    And yummy food!
    The last pic really makes a miracle - wonderful!

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    1. This is the first time I boiled and tasted this drink.

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  2. Lots of lovely food again, and great photos! It's good to try natural remedies instead of strong medication. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Looks like herbal cooling tea to me - I seldom drink those stuff. All the beef dishes look so good but I'm off red meat! Sigh!!!!

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    1. I was curious after hearing so much about this "miracle fruit". Since I was given the fruit, I tried it.

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  4. Have never seen those fruits...the beef slices look quite tender.

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  5. ...all of this is new for me.

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    1. My first time boiling and tasting the "miracle" fruit.

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  6. Interesante esa fruta no la conocía. Besos.

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  7. Interesting medicinal fruits. I like beef, too. Gigi hawaii

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  8. I have heard of Monk fruit, but did not know about it's tree. It sure is ugly inside!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Yes, and the drink is black too.

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  9. Your last photo is lovely! Some of the fruits you shared would be difficult for me to eat....just saying! have a tasty day!

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    1. Thank you, Kathe. This is not my kind of fruit too, just that I am curious to try.

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  10. The beef with ginger and spring onions looks tasty.

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  11. Oh that's how fresh monk fruit looks like. It is used as a natural sweetener but I never tried it.

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    1. Thank you, PH. I think I prefer the dried fruit better and it tastes better too.

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  12. Me gustaría probar esa fruta. Citu https://enamoradadelasletras.blogspot.com/

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  13. Thank you Nancy for the informative calabash fruit explanations. Can the fruit be eaten without cooking it? Some people use monk fruit lo hon go as a sweetener like stevia so when boil lo hon go drink, the drink will be sweet.

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    1. I am not sure about eating the fruit raw. I have been boiling loh hon kor without adding any sweetener because it is sweet by itself.

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  14. Ricos palillos de pescado. Te mando un beso. Citu https://enamoradadelasletras.blogspot.com/

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