1 cup of uncooked barley
1 cup of preserved sugared winter melon
2 tbsp rock sugar
10 cups of water
3 strips of pandan leaves (tied into a knot)
1. Wash the barley.
2. Mix the washed barley, pandan leaves and 10 cups of water into a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil.
3. After the barley has turned semi-soft (about 30 minutes), add in the rock sugar and winter melon.
4. Boil for a further 30 minutes, cool and it is ready to drink.
Barley water is in supporting the kidneys especially in times of stress. It is also used as a therapeutic water for those who have kidney and bladder ailments as well as helping the body cooling effect.