Autumn is always great right? We have been though a tough hot summer here and still it is quite hot now.

Healthy Chinese Mung Bean Soup

I was born in a city selected as four stoves of China—Chongqing. The city is featured by hot: hot weather, hot pot and hot girls.  In hot summer days, we are always enjoying spicy hot pot with family and friends.  How hot the inside body will be! To me, healthy eating is all about balance. A balanced diet and life can allow you enjoy almost everything yummy but also keep a healthy body. In the moist basin like my hometown, people need to use chili pepper and peppercorns to fight against dampness in the air. But too much spices heat the body up (we group the symptoms including acnes as “Shang Huo in Chinese”). Our secrete tool to balance the body is this Mung bean soup (Lvdoutang).

Healthy Chinese Mung Bean Soup

In traditional Chinese medicine, mung bean is valued due to its capacity to cool down the body. Most medicines are bitter and not enjoyable at all. But this one is different. Whenever you need it, try with this simple recipe. I hope you can love it the same as me. Then when facing yummy spicy foods, we are with freedom.

Healthy Chinese Mung Bean Soup

Healthy Chinese Mung Bean Soup for hot bodies
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Mung Bean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Elaine


  • 1/2 cup picked mung beans
  • 1000 ml water
  • 1/2 tablespoon crystal sugar , or other natural sweetness you prefer


  • Rinse the mung beans in clean water.
  • In a large pot, add 1/2 cup of mung beans with 1000ml water and 1/2 tablespoon crystal sugar.
  • Boil all the content and then continue cooking for around 15 minutes or until the mung beans begin to break.
  • Cool down and put in refrigerator. Enjoy whenever you want.


Mung bean soup can only be kept for 24 hours even in refrigerator. So enjoy it as quick as possible.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3.5mg

Healthy Chinese Mung Bean Soup

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  2. Hello! Thank you for all the great recipes Liz I was going to make this for a dinner and my mung bean sprouts started to sprout. I left it out too long. Is it ok to still use the mung bean even when it sprouted? Or should I just grow mung beans from it? Thanks!

  3. Hello Elaine,

    I am looking forward to try this recipe, but I have one question about it.
    Is there no need to soak the beans overnight or for a few hours? Because the recipes about red beans al said to soak those and these mung beans are also dry beans, so do they also need soaking?

    1. Jade,
      If you use regular pot, soaking is highly recommended. But there is no need to add the extra step if you use instant pot or other high pressure pot.