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Chinese Fevervine

ehainan.gov.cn | Updated: 2018-11-29


Chinese Fevervine [Photo/Hainan Daily]

This tasty Hainan dessert soup has the funny name of "chicken dropping soup". But don't worry - the "chicken droppings" are actually made from a mixture of ground fevervine leaves, flour and sugar.

The mixture is formed into small round balls, and cooked in a broth of coconut milk or ginger water.

The result is not only refreshing and sweet, but is also known throughout Hainan as a health tonic with many curative effects such as relieving coughs, eliminating phlegm and treating colds.

Households in Qionghai traditionally gather to eat the snack on the first day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar every year.