Sweet Green Bean Soup with Rue


250 grams of green beans
1 litre of water
4 stalks of pandan leaves
3 sprigs of rue
50 grams of palm sugar, or to taste


  1. Rinse the beans and soak them in water for 1 hour.
  2. Strain the beans and add it into a large pot with 2 sprigs of rue (keep 1 for later), pandan leaves and water.
  3. Bring to boil on high heat, then reduce to medium for about 45 minutes.
  4. When the beans becomes porridge like consistency add the palm sugar to taste and continue to boil until the sugar melts.
  5. Add the remaining sprig of rue, turn off the stove to let the residual heat cook the herb.
  6. Serve it hot, or cold depending on personal preference.