At first I thought it's a traditional drink consumed in China. Then I realized it's enjoyed in many parts on earth. I preferred mine unsweetened (since I drink it like water), adding lemon juice for more flavor occasionally.
|This is sweetened ginger barley water (hot) |
from Chee Kee (池記) @ Langham Place (朗豪坊)
Below is one of the many ways to prepare barley water. My mom is making it pitcher after pitcher this summer. I think it's best served cold with ice!
30g raw barley
30g cooked barley
60g rocked sugar (optional)
1 lemon (optional)
1. Rinse the barley thoroughly. Boil the barley over high heat in a pot of water until boiling, then reduce to low heat and cook for an hour.
2. Let cool, add lemon slices. Can be served immediately or refrigerated.