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Sweet Mung Bean Soup  

Sweet Mung Bean Soup 綠豆湯 (lǜdòu tāng) A refreshing summer snack or dessert. It is very easy to make.



 

Serves 6

Ingredients
60 g (2 oz) mung beans
1.4 litre (1.5 qt) water
3 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste

Method

  1. Soak beans overnight, or least for 4 hours, in plenty of water.
  2. Place beans in a large pot, add water.
  3. Bring to a boil, stir, and simmer for 20 minutes (do not cover).
  4. Turn heat off, cover, steep for 30 minutes. Add sugar, stir.
  5. Let cool, then refrigerate for 1 hour, and serve.

Notes: Mung beans, according to Chinese physicians, have a 'cooling' effect on the body, so this is a very popular dish in summer. Read about the medicinal properties of mung beans in Chinese System of Food Cures. The dish can also be served cold or hot.

 
   
   

 

 
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