This simple guideline will show you how to make traditional candired ginger or mut gung, in an easy way. Candired ginger is an indispensable candy during Lunar New Year.
1000 g young ginger
800 – 1000 g sugar
1 spoon of salt
2 lemon, peeled
1. Scrape young ginger, soak slices of ginger in water used to wash rice for 2 – 3 hours, wash and boil many times; or soak slices of ginger in water mixed with alum (or lemon) for some days, renew the water twice (three times) a day, then wash ginger well and boil.
2. Cut lemon in half and squeeze lemon juice; add lemon juice and squeezed lemon to a pot of boiling water; add ginger and boil for some minutes; wash ginger well before boiling again in changed water with another lemon; wash ginger well and strain off the water from ginger; mix ginger with sugar and set aside for some minutes; put ginger in a pan and cook over low heat; when ginger is nearly dry, add vanilla extra and stir to separate green rice from sticking to each other; spread ginger on paper.