Living in tropical country we only have two seasons, the hot and the rainy. And starting this week we are officially into rainy season .
One of my favourite thing to do during this cool and cloudy day is eating warm and sweet dessert . For my comfort food today I made “Tau Suan” aka “Split green bean sweet soup.”
It is a popular Chinese sweet dessert and can be easily found across Asia and it taste very good to goes with “You Tiao/ You Char Kway/ Fried dough fritters), one can eat it as breakfast, dessert, noon snacks or even supper. In Indonesia some vendor sell it with a little of coconut milk as additional topping.
This is the first time I made this Tau Suan (get the recipe from mum) and was quite surprised that it is quite easy to cook .
- 150 – 200 gr of split green bean/mug bean
- 2-3 pieces of pandan leaves, washed and tied to a knot
- 50 gr sugar (mum suggest to use rock sugar for better taste, but since I don’t have rock sugar then I use normal white sugar instead)
- 500 ml water
- Thickener : 50 gr sweet potato flour mixed with ½ cup of water
- 1 fried You Tiao (split the set into 2 and cut with scissor into 0.5 cm width)
- Coconut milk (optional) : cook 20 ml coconut milk + 30 ml water + pinch of salt
- Soak the bean in water until expand, about 1 hour, drain, rinse with cooked water and drain again.
- Steam the beans until they are cooked/soft but not mushy.
- In a pot, cook the water and pandan leaves , add rock sugar when water start to boil and stir until sugar dissolved.
- Reduce the heat and add the steamed beans, stir for about 2 minutes.
- Stir in thickener slowly until the mixture reach the thickeness according to your liking , let it simmer for a while and turn off the heat.
- Serve with fried you tiao or drizzle coconut milk into the soup (I forgot to buy you tiao, therefore my version only have Tau Suan with coconut milk).