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Category: Drinks

Lemon grass drink

One hot, steamy afternoon in Singapore, I dropped into Bumbu, a Thai-Indonesian restaurant in an old district near the famous Sultan Mosque. I hardly noticed the charming colonial ambience of the small, dark room, nor the alluring dishes on the ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour | Serves 8
Note: From the Bumbu Thai-Indonesian restaurant in Singapore.
  • 1 pound (12 to 14 stalks) lemon grass
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/3 cup sugar, or more

Step 1Wash the lemon grass. Trim off any root remaining at the bottom of the stalks. Roughly chop.

Step 2Place the water and chopped lemon grass in a large saucepan. Bring it to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Cool to room temperature. Strain the liquid, discarding the lemon grass. Stir in additional sugar to taste. Chill or serve over ice.

Each serving:
32 calories; 0 protein; 8 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 0 sodium.
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