Fruity Mung Bean Dessert in Thai, Luuk Chuup
1 cup mung bean (500g)
2 and 1/2 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2 tbsp. gelatin powder
2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
1. Leave mung bean in the water for 3 hours. Then, steam for 20 minutes.
2. Ground the mung bean very well. Mix it well with sugar and coconut milk in the pot.
3. Put the pot on the stove and heat it will medium heat. Stir until the mix gets dry. Make sure you can mold it.
4. Leave it cool.
5. Now, it’s a fun part and you need your artistic heart. 🙂 Mold it into a fruit shape, cherry, mango, red chili pepper, banana, orange, watermelon for example.
6. Use food coloring to color them. Make it as real as possible. Put a stick to the fruit shape and put it on a piece of Styrofoam. Then, leave it dry.
7. Next, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add 1/4 cup sugar. Wait until it is boiling, dip the fruit shape into it and leave it dry on the Styrofoam again.
8. Dip the fruits again for 3 times. Then decorate it with leaves to make it look real.
This is another fun Thai dessert recipes I love to make. It takes time to get the shapes and colors perfect. However, it is a fun activity to try. When I first present this food to my husband, he scared that I would give him a fake food, as it looks really like a toy or something you made as souvenir more than something to eat.
Hope you get some fun! Have your kids help! 🙂