Mung Bean Sweet Soup (Tau Suan) is a sweet Chinese dessert that is served warm and topped with Chinese donuts (You Tiao).
Mung Bean Sweet Soup, or more commonly known by its Hokkien name "Tau Suan" is a popular Chinese dessert in Singapore and Southeast Asia. A quick and easy recipe that used only a handful of ingredients, it is served warm and topped with sliced Chinese donuts or "You Tiao" in Mandarin. All ingredients are available at the Asian supermarkets and if the bakery does not have fresh Chinese donuts (you tiao), they can be found in the frozen section. Mung Bean Sweet Soup (Tau Suan) is one of my father's favorite dessert. So simple and comforting, it is also not uncommon to have it for breakfast.
Mung Bean Sweet Soup (Tau Suan)
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
7 oz Split Mung Beans (soaked for 4 hours or overnight)
3/4 cup Sugar
5 stalk Pandan Leaves (Screwpine Leaves) (knotted)
2 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
2 1/2 tbsp Wheat Starch
6 cups Water + 6 tbsp Water
Deep Fried Chinese Donuts (You Tiao)
1. Drain soaked mung beans and place it on a shallow dish. Steam cook it for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
2. In a pot, add in 6 cups of water, 3/4 cup sugar and knotted pandan leaves. Bring it to a boil. Remove and discard pandan leaves after it boils.
3. Prepare the thickening glaze by mixing 2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch, 2 1/2 tbsp wheat starch and 6 tbsp of water together.
4. Stir the thickening glaze into the pot. Add in cooked mung beans and stir well.
5. Serve with sliced deep fried Chinese donuts (you tiao).
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