Monday, May 12, 2008

Red Bean Soup 紅豆沙


Red bean (in Chinese) or Adzuki bean (in Japanese), has always been prepared as dessert. Mum used to prepare red bean soup for our afternoon tea since I was a child.

During my shopping at Jusco, I bought a packet of organic red bean from the organic food section. Definitely it's a bit pricey compared to the normal red bean. However, I believe it contains higher nutritional value which is benefit to our health. Eat wisely in order to stay healthy, right?



To cook a pot of tong sui for 4 persons, I just roughly estimated the ingredients. I used a packet of 200gms of read bean, about 1.2 litre of water, 5 pandan leaves (washed & tied into 2 knots), 20 dried longan (washed), and rock sugar to taste. First, bring the water to boil in a pot, then have the red beans and pandan leaves added. Bring the soup to a boil and added in the dry longans. I let the soup simmer for about 45 minutes under low heat to soften the red beans, and added in rock sugar to taste. Let it simmer for another 2 minutes before serving.

I cook this tong sui to my liking without adding the dried mandarin orange skin. With the dried longan, the flavor of the dessert is marvelous. We like it very much. Yum Yum! :P

10 comments:

squall said...

look yummy...long time din't eat red bean soup alr...

little inbox said...

Hi Squall, come, I belanja you!

Mummy In Vain said...

i dun like red bean much, but i know this dessert keeps youth and beauty of skin if taken always...i prefer black glutinuous rice..

little inbox said...

Hi mummy in vain, yea me too, I like sweet black glutinous rice with salted coconut milk. Lemak manis.

buzzingbee said...

Never tried putting dried longan into this dessert. Thanks for the idea.

little inbox said...

buzzingbee, no problem. I learn it from grandma in law.

New Kid on the Blog said...

do you know drink red bean soup is like taking sleeping pills... it will make you have a good sleep at night... that's what my late granny told me

little inbox said...

Oh new kid, this is new info to me. Thanks for sharing it.

Elinluv said...

This is something new for me. I used to cook red beans with dried mandarin skin but never before with dried longans..haha wa now looking at ur red bean soup makes me salivate ler :)

little inbox said...

Elinluv, salivating? Hehe...I hope you'll try it out with dried longan and I hope you like it too...

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