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Snow Pear & Fungus Soup Recipe

Snow fungus and pear soup recipes are most well-known for their cooling properties and is a great way to counter hot weather during the summer months.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chinese, snow pear, soup
Servings: 6


  • 2-3 Asian pears
  • 1 cup dried snow fungus
  • 2 tbsp dried goji berries
  • ΒΌ cup Chinese red dates/jujubes
  • 8 cups water
  • rock sugar to taste


  • Soak the dried snow fungus in a bowl of hot water for 30 minutes or overnight until they become rehydrated and soft.
  • While the fungus is soaking, clean and peel the pears before removing the core and slicing them into bite-sized chunks. Rinse off the goji berries and Chinese red dates as well.
  • When the snow fungus has softened, remove the hard slightly darker bottom center of the fungus using a pair of scissors. Then cut the fungus into bite-sized pieces.
  • After, add the water to a large pot and bring it to a boil. Then add in the snow fungus and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Once 30 minutes have passed, add in the remaining ingredients. Add in the rock sugar depending on your preference for sweetness.
  • Let the soup simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the pears become soft and tender.
  • Snow fungus and pear soup is best served hot. Enjoy!