八寶粥, or Ba Bo jaergh(however you spell out the pronunciation of “congee” in Cantonese) or “eight treasure(?) congee” is probably one of the healthiest Chinese dessert/food out there… provided that it is not infused with a ton of sugar. As the name implies, it usually contains eight or more ‘healthy” ingredients such as brown rice, beans, longans, peanuts, lotus seeds, and bunch of other stuff I don’t know the names of. Good source of iron and dietary fiber methinks. It’s probably so healthy that not even seasoning it with top coat will have an adverse effect on my health…
… just kidding >_>. Anyway, the best part is that this is homemade! It might not look too good but it’s actually great! Very grainy and ricey-tasting. This will balance out the ramen I had the other day… ^^;. Not to hard to cook I don’t think and you can always find them for cheap in your Asian supermarket.
It usually comes in a can with a folding spoon included! I used to be a sucker for those spoons when I was a wee kid XD.
Alright, time to head out… I’ll probably be gone until Saturday night ^^;