Singapore: Red Bean Soup

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup red beans (soak overnight)
Water
Dried or fresh orange peels, optional
1/2 cup rock sugar
Pandan leaves, optional
1 cup lotus seeds

Method:

In a big pot, boil the water. Pour in red beans, stirring occasionally.
When beans are cooked, pour in lotus seeds and orange peels (optional).

Once lotus are cooked, toss in rock sugar. Taste (hot so be careful!)
to see if soup is sweet enough. Discard orange peels. Let cool for
3 minutes then serve in individual bowls.