Mung Bean and Sea weed Drink

November 12, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Mung Bean and Sea weed Drink

Mung Bean and Sea Weed Drink stands out as a popular and distinctive recipe, offering a delightful blend of sweet mung beans and seaweed. This versatile beverage can be enjoyed either hot or warm as a dessert or served ice-cold for a refreshing twist. The fusion of mung beans and seaweed creates a unique flavor profile that is both satisfying and intriguing.

To craft this flavorful drink, begin by soaking 1/2 cup of dried mung beans for four hours, followed by rinsing and draining them. In a large pot, combine the mung beans with a fresh or frozen pandan leaf, adding 9 cups of water. Cook the mixture until the beans become tender, creating a base for the drink. Subsequently, introduce the soaked and rinsed dried seaweed, along with 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of palm sugar or light brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir the ingredients until the sugars dissolve and continue cooking until the water reaches a bubbling consistency.

Once the desired texture is achieved, turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool before serving. Mung Bean and Sea Weed Drink offers a delightful balance of sweetness and unique oceanic undertones. For a refreshing touch, ice cubes can be added when serving, transforming this concoction into a perfect beverage to beat the heat. The flexibility of enjoying it at different temperatures makes it a versatile choice for various occasions, appealing to those with a penchant for both traditional and innovative flavors in Cambodian cuisine.


1/2 cup of dried mung bean, soaked for 4 hours, rinsed and drained
1 fresh or frozen panda leaf
9 cups of water
1/2 cup of dried sea weed, soaked in cold water, rinsed and drained
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of palm sugar or light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Directions to make Mung Bean and Sea weed Drink

  1. In a large pot, put mung beans with pandan leaf and water, cook till beans tender.
  2. Add sea weed, sugar, palm sugar and salt, stirs till the sugar dissolved, continue to cook till water bubbling.
  3. Turn of the heat and let it cool off before serve.
  4. Add ice cubes when serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 696

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏121g 44%
Total Fat ‏22g 28%
Saturated Fat ‏2g 10%
Dietary Fiber ‏8g 29%
Protein ‏14g 28%
Sodium ‏889mg 39%
Sugars ‏107g 214%


15 min


15 min




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