Sweet Red Beans with Coconut Cream

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


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      1 hr 5

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

This favourite Chinese dessert is believed to be very nutritious. As it is quite filling, it is sometimes served as a snack between meals or with afternoon tea.


  • 1 cup (200 g) dried red adzuki beans (see note), soaked in water for 1-2 hours, then drained
  • 4


  1. Cover the drained adzuki beans with the water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer over low heat, uncovered, for 40 minutes until the beans are very soft.
  2. Add the sugar and pandanus leaves or essence, stir gently and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard the pandanus leaves, if using. Ladle the sweetened beans into in