Tau Suan (Mung Bean Pudding)

Mung Bean Pudding or "Tau Suan" in Thai. Tau Suan is generally eaten warm and topped with slightly salted coconut milk. It is a type of mung bean porridge which is thickened by tapioca flour and sweetened.

  • 2 cups water 
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour 
  • ¼ cup sugar 
  • 1 pinch salt 
  • ½ cup mung beans 
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk 
  • Boil mung beans in 2 cups of water until tender. It should take about 20 minutes. 
  • Dissolve tapioca flour in a cup of water and add to the boiling mung beans. 
  • Stir quickly and constantly to prevent the bottom from burning. It should thicken. 
  • Add more water if it gets too thick. Add more flour if too watery. 
  • A consistency of gravy is ideal. Add sugar, bring it back up to a boil and turn off the heat. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix 1/3 cup of coconut milk with salt. 
  • Heat it up for a few second just to warm it up. 
  • Don't let the coconut milk boil, otherwise it will separate. 
  • Serve warm with coconut milk on top.