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Red Bean With Sago Porridge

Ingred Red Bean With Sago PorridgeRed Bean With Sago Porridge


250g red beans

100g sago, soaked

200g rock sugar

2 pieces dried tangerine peel

2 pandan leaves, knotted

2.5 litres water


1.  Wash red beans in several changes of water and remove any grit that rises to the surface.  Rinse and drain.  Rinse tangerine peel briefly.

2.  Bring 2.5 litres of water to a boil.  Add the red beans, pandan leaves and tangerine peel and boil over high heat for 15 minutes.  Lower heat and simmer for 1 hour till beans are softened.  Remove half of beans and blend till fine.  Pour blended bean paste back into the pot.

3.  Add rock sugar and continue to simmer over low heat for another 1/2 hour.  Add sago and boil until the sago turns translucent.

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August 21st, 2007 Posted by | Desserts and Snacks | 4 comments


  1. Hi Aunty Rose! How are you? I’m going back soon – will arrive on Sunday morning. This recipe looks good!

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    Comment by Joel T | August 26, 2007

  2. hi Joel,
    Glad you are coming back soon. Uncle says we will have watermelons to eat again. I cooked the red beans with sago instead of lotus seeds and both of us finished the whole pot. I’ll cook it for you when you return.
    Aunty Rose

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    Comment by rose | August 27, 2007

  3. Hello Rose,
    hope u r doin gr8!
    M a malaysian but now staying in India, i miss all chinesse food i used to eat back in Malaysia so i browse internet to find any easy chinese food i can cook (since there are very limited ingredients i could find here)and i end up at up at your site. Such a wonderful site that i gonna refer whenever i feel like eating chinese food. Thank you very much Rose. By d way can u give me a receipe on how to prepare the filling paste for red bean pau?!

    Thanks n regards,

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    Comment by Gowri | April 19, 2008

  4. Hi Rose,

    Thank you very much for posting such great recipes. I have tried the green bean soup using your recipe today…

    My boyfriend said it’s very nice!!

    Thanks again!!


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    Comment by Ann | February 22, 2009

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