Thick and glossy sweet red bean soup (紅豆湯) with soft, chewy tang yuan (湯圓). A heavenly pairing! One of my favorite traditional desserts.
Sweet red Bean Soup (紅豆湯) is a ubiquitous one amongst East Asian cuisine – you’ll find the dessert enjoyed in China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan alike. Growing up in Taiwan, I’ve certainly had my fair share of red bean soup. To me, the perfect bowl is thick and sweet; each red bean is intact and distinct, but falls apart in your mouth like puree.