Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pink Beans Porridge

The hardest part about this menu is getting the ingredient, the Pink Beans. I have come across this menu from Karen’s blog several months ago, but due to difficulty in finding these oval-shaped beans, so I have delayed in cooking the porridge until today. My mom has finally got it for me from the wet market at her place.



I did not add any other ingredients into the menu as I want to know the genuine taste of the beans itself and also the sweetness level to the porridge.

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OUTCOME:

It tastes sweet, but somehow it just lacks a bit in term of richness. I think by adding some meat or vegetables it may well further enhance the appealing of the porridge.

Anyway, by adding some Bovril before serving is a good idea too. Sarah loves this meal very much, she just keeps asking for more.

20 comments:

Mummy Moon said...

Not bad wohh, pink bean, maybe I can buy some and try it out... Actually my Heng Heng eat whatever porridge I cook, I even not add any salt until now... you lehh, got add salt to Sarah's porridge?

nicole said...

Joanne, i love eat pink bean
usually i bought to cook 猪脚花生汤, and very like to scoop the pink bean to eat.........

Mummy Gwen said...

I've never heard of pink beans..hehe..but the pic looks kind of familiar. You are really trying your best to let Sarah try everything. Good mommy. ;)

MeRy said...

I never seen this pink beans before...Glad that Sarah love it.

Julie said...

I was about to try big beans for Jonathan but couldn't find it in supermart and nowadays hardly go to wet market.

How do you remove the skin? I don't think Sarah can chew it.

Wonderful Life said...

Another fantastic idea for baby's porridge!

I've not been introducing new food to Ryan quite some time already. Perhaps, due to my MIL takes care of cooking the porridge for him every day, I hardly touch cooking :P

Natalia said...

Pink bean? Never heard before. You're really good in combining ingredients. Sarah very lucky to have such a good mommy.

Natalia said...

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Serene said...

Ya lor.. Joanne, this kind of bean can't be found at market every day one. The porridge looks so pinky. Did you blend the bean then add in to the porridge? Or it naturaly turns out pink in color? You give Sarah eat the bean as well?

little prince's mummy said...

Great ingredient :)

LittleLamb said...

I never knew got pink beans. and where to get?? Need to open my eyes big big again when grocery shopping.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Rachel - I also did not know about this pink beans until I visited Karen's blog.
- My mom able to get it from the traditional wet market/pasar. And even the market also not selling this all the time. Seems like the beans has its season.

Kylie - Yeap, this is a special and great ingredients.

Serene - I think the beans has its season.
- I did not blend the beans, but I just crush it abit and cook them in the porridge. Maybe this is the reason the colour of the porridge turned to be pinkish.
- Yes, I feed Sarah the beans too..

Natalia - Hehe...me also never heard b4 until I saw it at my fren's blog.
- Sometimes I also not sure whether it is ok with cooking certain porridge for Sarah, but just trial and error and thank God she likes it.
- OK ok, thanks for the award. will grab it later.

Doreen - Good lah, no need headache in thinking the new recipe for Ryan. Hehe...

Mery - Luckily Sarah is ok with this new ingredient.

Julie - Big beans? I never heard of this before. What is the colour of it?
- Guess what, I did not peel the skin. I just cook it with the porridge. Once it is cooked, the beans will become "hancur", therefore Sarah can eat it all.

Mommy Gwen - I am sure you have seen pink beans before, since you said the pic looked familiar to you. But I believe this beans has its season, so we cant find it all time at market.
- Hehe, I am a stubborn mommy. So if I am determine to try the recipe, then I will try my best to get it..

Nicole - I did not know pink beans can goes with 猪脚花生汤, will try it next time.
Thanks.

Mommy Moon - Yes, I think since Heng2 is not a picky eater, then he might likes this porridge.
- So far, I also did not add any salt into the porridge.

the little prince said...

wah...another good recipe!!

I didnt know this beans can cook as porridge...

My mum cook soup only with this beans..my hubby call it bean bean soup...hehe

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Jesslyn said...

I call this "pearl bean" -珍珠豆. My girls love them too. Make soup with it also yummy!

Kristie said...

cute, the porridge is so pink and sweet in colour! :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Kristie - Yes yes..it has a nice colour. It is a natural colour from the beans.

Jessyln - Thanks for dropping by. May I add you in my blogroll?
- Oo, this is call 珍珠豆? My mom call
it相思豆. I never try to use it as soup ingredient, but it is sure yummy!

Mommy Gwen - Thanks for the tag, I will grab it later.

Yugene - Nice name, bean bean soup! hehe...
- Next time I will try to use the pink beans to cook soup.

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Red bean? I never come across this bean before may be I missed it out. But what is your opinion for bovril? Me myself never taste it. I wonder how does it taste like?

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Red bean? I never come across this bean before may be I missed it out. But what is your opinion for bovril? Me myself never taste it. I wonder how does it taste like?

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

Red bean? I never come across this bean before may be I missed it out. But what is your opinion for bovril? Me myself never taste it. I wonder how does it taste like?