|Green Beans with Barley Sweet Soup|
The weather in Penang is rather humid these days and I remembered my neighbour used to cook this sweet soup for her family and gave her neighbours a bowl each. Simple yet tasty. I met up with her last week and she taught me how to prepare it.
This is a soup suitable for hot weather season because these beans are known for its 'cooling' effect.
|Green beans, screwpine leaves and barley|
300 gm green beans - wash and drain
100 gm barley - wash and drain
3-4 screwpine [pandan] leaves - wash and knotted
3 litres water [water will be reduced, add more if necessary]
200 gm sugar [adjust according to preference]
- Prepare the above ingredients. Put water in a big sauce pot, bring it to a boil then add in barley and pandan leaves. Continue boiling barley on medium heat till almost soft [barley breaks].
- Add in green beans to cook until soft. Add more water if needed. When barley and green beans are soft, add in sugar to taste. Off fire.
- Serve sweet soup hot or warm.
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@ The Spanish Wok:The Soup Kitchen by Debs.