Recipe: Mung Bean Barley Honey Date Dessert Soup
Recipe type: Dessert Soup
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Serves: 4
  • ½ cup of dried green beans (also called "mung beans")
  • ¼ cup of dried whole barley
  • 1 honey date (can use more if you prefer a sweeter taste)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 4 - 5 tsp of honey (optional)
  1. Rinse the green beans, barley, and honey date separately in cool water. Soak each ingredient in its separate covered bowl in hot water for 1 hour.
  2. Boil 5 cups of water in a small pot. Add in all ingredients except for the optional honey. Cook on medium-low heat for 1 hour or until the green beans and barley are soft.
  3. Mix in the optional honey (or can substitute with sweetened condensed milk) and serve.
1. If you are preparing this dessert for a group who can take more sugar, or want a sweeter taste, you can increase the number of honey dates (2-4) in this recipe. 2. To serve chilled, let the hot dessert soup cool to room temperature first before refrigeration.
Recipe by Chinese Soup Pot at