Tau Suan, a simple sweet Chinese dessert made from yellow split mung beans that is served with dough fritters.
Cuisine : Asian Course : Dessert Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 15 mins Cook : 25 mins Ready in : 40 mins Serves : 4 Servings
- 80g Yellow Split Mung Beans, soaked overnight
- 2 stalks Pandan Leaves
- 5 L Water
- 60g Brown Sugar
- 30g Dried Mandarin Orange, coarsely grounded
- 20g Sweet Potato Starch
- 120ml Water
- 1 pieces Dough Fritters (youriao)
- 40g Ready to eat Gingko Nuts
- Steam pre-soaked mung beans for 30minutes. Allow to cool. Check that mung beans are thoroughly cooked by tasting a few grains.
- Bring 1.5liters water to boil with pandan leaves. Add orange sugar to taste and coarsely grounded dried mandarin orange. Thicken the syrup with sweet potato starch dissolved in water.
- Return the beans to the thickened syrup and serve hot with dough fritters on the side.