Mung Bean Dessert – Healing Sweets (with Lu Dou)

Mung Beans clear and prevent ‘summerheat’ or sunstroke, for any of the following symptoms: aversion to heat, headache, thrist, dry lips, sweating, skin break-outs, scanty-dark urination and rapid pulse.  Mung beans also are a good antidote to reduce food or drug poisoning and therefore can be used to detoxify the body.

In terms of Western pharmacology, mung beans possess antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, detoxicant and antimicrobial actions.

Mung Bean Dessert – Serves 10

Mung Beans ‘Lu Dou’


•    1 bag dried split mung bean
•    brown sugar pieces (rock sugar)
•    1 bag dried seaweed strips

** Ingredients purchased at Ranch 99 Asian Market


Prep work (can be done while beans are cooking):

•    Soak 1/3 bag of Dried Seaweed in water, wash thoroughly at least 4 times or until seaweed is clean

•    Cut seaweed into desired small pieces


•    In 5 quart pot, add l 3⁄4 cups water & half a bag of mung beans

•    Boil on high temp for 30 mins or until beans are soft enough to be crushed with fingers

•    Add 2 1⁄2 sticks of rock sugar

•    Bring flame down to medium and cook for 5-10 minutes or until sugar melts

•    Add cut seaweed & cook for 5 more mins

Can be served hot or cold. Enjoy!

Recipe from Linda B, winter trimester 2012.


  1. This recipe is a tasty one. It’s important to purchase very clean seaweed taken from the cleanest waters you can, since seaweed pulls out toxins by absorbing them. This ability will help detoxify the body too.

    Comment by Lana Farson — December 3, 2012 @ 11:20 am

  2. Very similar to Thai dessert but we keep boiling until the beans get soft and open. We make i like soup and drink the green liquid like soup.

    Comment by Pat Reynolds — June 1, 2013 @ 8:48 am

  3. i eat these every day in the summer, i think rock sugar is an interesting herbal addition rarely seen in western cooking, i assume it’s vagary and used to aid in the cooling nature of the soup

    Comment by jonathan — August 14, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

  4. Used to be able to get clean seaweed in mendocino county. I wonder now after the reactor accident in Japan if our waters are fouled…..

    Comment by Jodi Host — October 29, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

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  6. Seaweed + mung bean, sounds like a yum combo.

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