• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 200g Gula Melaka, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 300g green mung beans (lok tau), soaked for 1 to 2 hours and drained
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 1.5 litres water
  • 2 leaves, knotted
  • Combine and squeeze to get santan:
  • 1 grated coconut
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4tsp salt


  1. Boil gula melaka and water in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved completely. Strain the syrup and set aside.
  2. Combine mung beans, sugar and water in a deep pot. Bring to a boil for 20-25 minutes. Add syrup to the mung beans and simmer over low heat for 20-25 minutes or until the beans are soft and the liquid in the pan is reduced to half.
  3. Stir in coconut milk, add the salt and bring to a low boil. Serve this sweet dessert either hot or if preferred, cold.

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