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Chinese Dessert Five Red Soup

Five Red Soup

Five Red Soup Recipe

Five red soup is a popular Chinese dessert soup that Chinese women like very much. Its main ingredients are red beans, red peanuts (or red lotus seeds), red dates, goji berries and brown sugar, so it is called ‘five red soup’.

Prep Time: 0 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 30 min
Yield: 4 servings


Five Red Soup Ingredients200g red beans
60g dried jujube (approx. 16 dried jujube)
40g red lotus seeds (in half & coreless)
10g dried tangerine peel
1200g water
20g goji berries
80g brown sugar


Five Red Soup Step 1Repeated boiling method: Wash the red beans, dried jujube, red lotus seeds and dried tangerine peel. Put them in a pot and add water. Bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat, cover the pot and leave it to cool (at least 30 minutes). After cooling, bring it to a boil again. Turn off the heat and leave it to cool (at least 30 minutes).

Tips: The repeated boiling method helps conserve cooking gas and the red beans can also be cooked through easily.
Five Red Soup Step 2Bring it to a boil again. Add wolfberry and brown sugar. Cook for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.