Sweet Thai Mung Bean Dessert (Tau Suan เต้าส่วน)
Like all good things in Thailand, Tau Suan (เต้าส่วน) comes wrapped in a plastic bag.
What is this sweet corn kernel looking treat?
Originally Chinese, and now popularly eaten throughout Asia, tau suan is a sweet soupy mung bean pudding that’s served warm.
In Thailand the beans are cooked to a really soft, almost mashed potato like consistency, and then combined with a sweet sugary syrup that blends with the beans to make a smooth sticky-ish porridge.
The Thai twist of tau suan (เต้าส่วน) comes with the addition of coconut cream which is prepared separately and ladled onto the top of the bag.
The coconut cream is cooked rather salty to bring out the flavor of coconut but it blends extremely well with the sweet mung beans.
Next time you pass the smiling Thai desserts lady, stop by and order a bag of tau suan (เต้าส่วน)!
Price – 15 Thai Baht