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Green Beans and Durian Sweet Soup 綠豆榴莲糖水

After a dinner or dish ,we Asian or Chinese like to serve tong-sui( warm sweet soup served as a dessert) at the end of a meal. Some desserts are more traditional, like custard and cake.I think we Chinese Malaysia adapted Cantonese dessert specialty many century ago. May I present mine Green Beans and Durian(King of The Fruit) Sweet Soup...For those who have no idea what is durian,check it here


1/2 lb green beans

3 liter water

2-3 cup sugar


1:Wash green bean few times and prepared pressure cooker for boiling.Add in water and sugar, close the cover tightly at high heat

2:Cook the green beans ,until the whistle blow on the pressure cooker ,about 15 minutes.Removed from heat,let the air out completely before open the cover.Adjust the sweetness to your taste.

3:Add in durian and ready to serve warm or cold.


You can add pearl tapioca (sago) to make the soup smoother.If you have leftover,use it for Popsicle,green beans ice cream!



Anonymous said...
September 15, 2008 at 7:03 PM

never had this before, sounds so exotic...

Anonymous said...
September 15, 2008 at 10:56 PM

I love green bean soup but with added durian, not so sure. LOL! I guess I'm not a really big fan of durian that's why. :P

Anonymous said...
September 16, 2008 at 2:33 AM

wah first time I see durian added to green bean soup! so unique! :D

Anonymous said...
September 16, 2008 at 7:40 AM

oh yeah... i love durian and this one looks good! I can actually taste it now. must try...

Anonymous said...
September 16, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Green bean is nice....but durian, erm...I have my reservations coz I am no durian fan (that's rather mild to put it:p)

Anonymous said...
September 17, 2008 at 1:36 AM

Did you use regular American green beans in this? It looks more like split peas or another dried legume. I just wanted to be clear. Thanks.

Anonymous said...
September 17, 2008 at 5:05 AM

Durian in Red Bean Soup! It's my first time seeing this :)
Will be quite heaty ya? Both durian and red beans are considered "heaty" food. Maybe durian in green bean will be "neutral"...hee hee

Anonymous said...
September 17, 2008 at 12:04 PM

I have leftover durian ,so I just add into it.I guess Malaya ppls have this soup too,called Pengat if I'm not mistaken.

what!! you are not a fan of durian!! dunno what you been missing!!lol!

Yes,I own creation!hehehe!!

oh! yes,when I see you and you son eat durian make me drooling:)

Thanks for dropping by:))why not durian fan?

I use MUNG Beans in package.Yes,it's in dried form.You can get from asian grocery store.But we Malaysia called green beans.

Not red beans lor,it's green beans or mung beans my dear:))

Anonymous said...
September 20, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Hahahhaa...obviously you know I just woke up ! :p

Anonymous said...
January 8, 2009 at 3:11 AM

Green beans whole family like and durian, mom like but dad........ I bought durian pudding for mom last summer, dad kept complaining and said I should pay him a short trip in advance, lol !

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.