Behind a Bowl of Lek Tau Suan

Behind a Bowl of Lek Tau Suan

Writer: Yu Yue Translator: Kairos Wong Lek tau suan is a Teochew mung bean dessert, a sweet and syrupy relief from the tropical heat. While “lek tau” translates to “mung beans”, the etymology of “suan” is debated. Some attribute it to the resemblance of split mung...