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Tau Sar Piah (Mung Beans Pastry)

Friday, June 26, 2009




Tau Sar Piah (mung beans pastry) is a Chinese tradditional snacks that is popular in Singapore. It’s also eaten during the Mooncake Festival, beside the mooncake, of course. I personally prefer this than the mooncakes as they are “lighter” than mooncakes, which is quite difficult to digest. It is a more suitable snacks for children as well, not as oily.


Tau Sar Piah

 (adapted from My Kitchen)

Ingredients (15 pcs):

Dough A:
120 g                     flour
60 g                       shortening

Dough B:
120 g                    all-purpose flour, sifted
30 g                       icing sugar
30 g                       shortening
60 ml                    water

Filling :

¾ cup                 peeled mung beans (soaked for 2-3 hrs, steamed and mashed/blended)
3 tbsp                  cooking oil
1 bulb                  shallot, sliced thinly 
100 g                   sugar
½ tsp                  salt


1.    Filling: Combine sugar, salt, and mashed beans in a large bowl. Mix well. 

2.    Heat oil in wok or pan. Stir-fry the shallots till fragrant and lightly browned, removed fried 

        shallot and set aside for later use. Stir in bean mixture, stir-fry on low heat till it becomes    

        dry and able to form a ball.

3.    Remove from heat and stir in fried shallots. Cool completely, divide and shape filling into

        15 equal portion balls.

4.    Dough: Prepare dough A and B separately using the same method. Bring together all

        ingredients for each dough, mix well and knead to form soft dough. Cover and let them

        stand for 30 minutes. Divide and shape each dough into 15 equal portion balls.

5.     Assemble: Wrap dough B around dough A. Roll it out into 15 x 3 cm (approx.) rectangle

         with a rolling pin, then roll up from the short end, repeat this step again.

6.    Roll it out into 3 cm diameter circle and place the filling at the center. Bring all edges

        together and pinch to seal.

7.    Egg wash and sprinkle some sesame seeds on the top if desired.

8.    Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes till golden brown.

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