Mung beans cooked in sweet syrup

    1 hour 55 mins

    Thai desserts do not get more rustic and simple than this. Just three ingredients make up a simple and quick sweet if you are in a hurry. Just remember to soak the beans ahead of time.


    Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand
    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 200g unhulled mung (green) beans
    • 220g palm sugar
    • 1.25 litres water

    Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

    1. Soak the mung beans for three hours or overnight.
    2. Combine the mung beans with the water in a pot and cook over medium heat until tender, about 30 minutes.
    3. Add the sugar and continue cooking until dissolved. Serve warm.

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    so excited that i found this recipe! my mother made this for me growing up and i was craving it. it's so simple and healthy. i soaked the mung beans overnight which caused them to retain a lot of water so i only added 4 cups when cooking. i didn't have palm sugar so i just used 1/2 cup of organic cane sugar. i thought it was sweet enough. you can always add more after tasting. thank you for this recipe wiley!  -  20 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My parents used to make this dish during the summer. Instead of having the soup hot, it was a perfect dish served cold. I much prefer this to sweet red bean soup.  -  13 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)