Recipe by @beautifulvoyager.kitchen
Make a traditional Asian dessert with this easy Tau Suan recipe! Made with only a few simple ingredients like mung beans, brown sugar, and pandan leaves, this sweet and comforting soup is sure to satisfy your cravings.
- 1 cup split mung beans
- 4 pandan leaves
- 5 tbsp brown sugar or monk fruit brown sweetener
- Pinch of salt
- 5 tbsp potato starch
- 5 tbsp water
- You Tiao (optional)
- Wash and soak the split mung beans for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Steam the mung beans for 20-30 minutes until softened, then store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Boil brown sugar, pandan leaves, and salt in water to prepare the soup base, and set aside.
- When ready to make the dessert, boil and simmer the soup base, remove the pandan leaves, and add the steamed mung beans.
- In a separate bowl, mix potato starch and water to make a slurry, then slowly add it into the soup while stirring until thickened.
- Serve hot with You Tiao on the side.
- Use fresh dried mung beans and make sure the water runs clear after washing.
- Steam the mung beans instead of boiling to keep the shape.
- Add the slurry in slowly while stirring to thicken the soup evenly.
- Do not overcook the mung beans in the sweet soup.
- Make just the right portion and avoid storing.