Welcome to the world of Mung Beans.

Mung beans are green on the outside and yellow on the inside and are cultivated in Australia, Peru, Burma, Thailand, and on a small scale, in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Naturally, there are hundreds of recipes related to this variety of beans.

YouTube has endless ways of cooking the Mung Beans, including how to germinate them into Mung Beans Sprouts (which will be discussed separately), and methods of extracting the starch in the beans to make desserts and jellies.

Mung Beans are popular in Asian cuisine, i.e. Japan, China, Korea, Burma, Sri Lanka, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. In fact, it is the main dish in most of these countries.

The photo incorporated with this article is MUNG BEANS WITH CONDENSED MILK.


Simply bring one cup of Mung Beans to a boil in 4 to 5 cups of water.

Continue boiling until tender to your taste (approximately 20 minutes).

Drain off the water from the beans.

Transfer beans to a bowl and add a tablespoon or two of Condensed Milk. Now, suddenly, a Vegetable becomes a dessert item.


This is a funny anecdote.
My assistant Chantal for this particular recipe, who happens to be from Cambodia, made me this dessert.

She entered my office, stating that this is a very popular dessert in her country and asked me to try it.
I asked what it was. She responded, Mr. Goudas Mung Beans with Mr. Goudas Condensed Milk, a double Mr. Goudas product.

I further stated that I was not allowed to consume sugar, because, in a few days, as of March 29, 2012, I will be 70 years young and at my last visit to the doctor, I was advised to stay A MILE AWAY from sugar.
Therefore, since Condensed Milk is filled with sugar, I cannot enjoy it.

PETER GOUDAS This brought back memories of my youth in Kalamaki, Athens, Greece, when I was focused on bodybuilding.

I would go to the bakery, purchase a long loaf of bread, cut one end off, place my hand on the inside, and with my fingers leading the way, I would flatten the inside, so that I could pour a whole can of condensed milk into the bread.
Then, like a flute player, I would squeeze the crust to allow the Condensed Milk to penetrate every inch of the bread.

I would then take a deep breath and the whole loaf disappeared in no time at all, like the trick of a magician.

If I remember correctly, the brand name of the Condensed Milk was NouNou from Holland.

How quickly time has passed!

MR GOUDAS SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK I succumbed for a minute because there is something about the Goudas line of products, that I cannot resist, especially Mr. Goudas Condensed Milk!

Therefore, I tried a spoonful of Mr. Goudas Mung Beans with Mr. Goudas Condensed Milk. Mmmmm, my eyes sparkled, angels began singing, and I began to see a clear view of paradise. Suddenly, the beautiful soprano voices of my angels were interrupted by an ugly baritone voice similar to that of my doctor singing the following: NO, NO, NO! NO, NO. NO. NOOOH!

Reality hit me like a ton of brick on the head. I repeated to myself: Mmm. Mmm. Mmmmm Mmm!

I have to admit it did taste very good!
I believe these Cambodians they know what they are doing.

On another note, I do believe this NO. NO. NOOOH incident is film worthy.

As you notice, I always try to include a bit of comedy in my writings and recipes.

Do not forget, as of 2012, I have written over 50 books, including my biography titled, The Immigrant and hundreds of recipes.

You may read all of the above on the website.

Mung Beans may become one of your favourite dishes especially when you purchase Mr. Goudas Mung Beans because with minimum or no skin defects, uniform in colour and size, you know they are the best.

Spyros Peter Goudas
Σπύρος Πήτερ Γούδας


Please Note: Various types of milk may be used as an ingredient in many recipes from all over the world, however, in this website, we have mentioned the ingredient milk, in the following recipes