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Tangyuan Soup for the Busy Parent

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Here's a hack from my mother-in-law for a simple, warm and tasty bowl of Tangyuan soup. Suitable for busy parents craving a homemade touch!


  • Pandan Leaves: About 5-6 long leaves, tied together.

  • Sweet Potatoes: 2 palm-sized pieces, peeled and sliced.

  • Brown Sugar: Start with 1 tablespoon, then adjust to taste.

  • Frozen Tangyuan: Get this from the supermarket.


  1. Put the pandan leaves and sweet potatoes into boiling water for about 10-15mins

  2. Add in the Frozen Tangyuan to cook for about 3mins

  3. Add in the sugar (Pro-tip: Add sparingly. E.g. A tablespoon before tasting and then adding more if you prefer a sweeter soup)

Tadah! This simple recipe promises a tasty, comforting bowl of Tangyuan soup with minimal fuss!


Additionally, explore our new story 'A Rain-Bowl of Happiness 彩虹汤圆' in the BrookieKids app! It's a fantastic way to introduce your little ones to key Mandarin vocabulary related to Dongzhi (Winter Solstice) and Tangyuan.

Here's to a Dongzhi filled with delightful memories and delicious treats!

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