Easy Chinese Dessert Recipes
Green Bean Soup (Luk Tow Tong Sui)
Easy Chinese dessert recipes such as Green Bean Soup or Mung Bean Soup are rich in vitamins, fiber and potassium. The Chinese folks also believe that these green bean Chinese desserts soups expel heatiness and will prepare them on a hot day. There is another variety of this Chinese traditional food where the beans have already been skinned and halved. This type usually will cook faster but you will find the soups to be thicker as the some of the beans would have dissolved during boiling.
When you are buying green beans, always look for beans which are firm and fresh green in colour. Do not select beans which have spots or blemishes. And should you have leftover unused beans, store them in clean plastic bags and keep them in the fridge crispier.
300 g Green Beans
250 g Rock Sugar
3 stalks Pandan (Screwpine) Leaves; knotted
1 litre Water
1 inch Young Ginger (optional)
Wash and soak green beans for 2 hours. Rinse well.
In a cooking pot, boil green beans in rapidly boiling water. Add in rock sugar, pandan leaves and ginger. Add water if insufficient while boiling and beans are not tender yet. Boil until the beans start to break apart with the skin peeling away from the beans.
Once the dessert soup is ready, turn off heat and remove pandan leaves. Wait 10 minutes for soup to cool awhile before serving.
Tip: If you want the beans to cook quicker, place a clean metal spoon at the bottom of the cooking pot. The spoon acts as a heat conductor during boiling.
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