Barley from china or holland

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Barley from china or holland

Postby pinball » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:47 pm

Can I check should I buy the China or Holland barley to make the barley drink? Is there a difference? :?

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Postby reirei » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:17 am

Hi, barley from China is slightly bigger than Holland's. Generally, China's barley has cooling properties but 'ang moh' barley (pearl barley) will cause phlegm. Taste-wise, pearl barley tastes better but if you buy China barley from 'Fu Hua', it doesn't have that funny smell. Hope this helps.

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Postby pinball » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:57 am

thanks for the info

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Postby MoonFlower » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:25 am

My mom used to buy the ayam brand barley till someone told her about causing phelgm so switch to china barley. We washe with salt to clear the smell and add in pandan leaves to boil. You can use those rock honey sugar or rock sugarcane sugar which you can get them from Fu Hua.

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Postby Full.Cream » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:42 am

don't really like the china ones coz of the sour after-taste. but I believe they have more medicinal value (cooling) than the holland type.

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Postby lklow » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:42 am

Hi, just to share with you the barley drink I made for my family. I used pearl barley from Holland.

http://food-4tots.com/2009/05/27/barley-drink/

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LK (Food-4tots)
http://food-4tots.com/


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Postby Mama Leong » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:03 pm

I think CHina barley is sweeter. Holland Barley is a little sour right??

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Re: Barley from china or holland

Postby terry » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:40 am

My mil say holland ones r sticky sticky after cooking. She told me to get those frm china.

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Re: Barley from china or holland

Postby monmon31 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:23 am

I use a combination of both China and Holland barley to get the best of both worlds. Totally agree that China ones tends to have a smell and my boy does not like it. Instead of using rock sugar I use 'sugared melon strips'-aka 'tang kuai tiao' which can be bought from chinese medicinal hall to sweeten it.

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Re: Barley from china or holland

Postby delifairy » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:39 pm

I also mix the 2 most of the times. However, if it to reduce heatiness, then I will only use China ones.

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