Monday, March 2, 2009

Dessert - Sweet Red Bean Soup

Here, a Taiwanese friend said the taste of the red bean soup I cooked was so nice. Yes, homemade red bean soup from a Chinese-Malaysian is a little bit different; we add dried tangerine peel while cooking the soup. It is one of popular homemade desserts.

Ingredients – Makes 5-6 servings

  • 1 cup or 200 gm dried red beans
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 whole piece of dried tangerine peel or fresh orange peel
  • 3 pandan (screwpine) leaves, washed and tied in a knot
  • ¾ cup brown sugar or to taste


  1. Soak the dried red beans for several hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the red beans and put them in a pot. Add the fresh water, dried tangerine peel and pandan leaves, and bring to a boil. Turn to low-medium heat and simmer for about 1 ½ hours or until the red beans are softened. Add brown sugar and stir well, when it boils again, turn off the heat.
  3. Remove pandan leaves and dried tangerine peel before serving.


材料 - 可做5-6人份量

  • 1杯或200 红豆/赤豆
  • 8
  • 1 乾柑橘皮或鲜橙皮
  • 3 班兰叶,折捆打结
  • ¾ 黑糖或试味


  1. 红豆浸水几小时或过夜。
  2. 倒掉浸红豆的水,将红豆放入锅,加入净水、乾柑橘皮及班兰叶煮沸。改调中下火煮约1 ½ 小时或至已红豆熟软。加入黑糖,搅拌均匀,再煮沸后即可熄火。
  3. 食用前先弃掉班兰叶及乾柑橘皮。

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