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Dou Hua (Soy Bean Pudding) in Ginger Orange Syrup

The classical way to eat a dou hua (soy bean pudding) is with ginger syrup. This recipe is a built up on that with the addition of orange juice, candied orange peel, and honey roasted peanut. You can use store bought dou hua to cut on the prep time, though making you own dou hua at home is not hard at all. I think the orange peel is not terribly important since you can definitely taste orange from the syrup, but please don’t skip on the peanuts, the contrast in texture is a real welcome.

Dou Hua (Soy Bean Pudding) in Ginger Orange Syrup
Dou Hua (Soy Bean Pudding) in Ginger Orange Syrup

Dou Hua (Soy Bean Pudding) in Ginger Orange Syrup

5.0 from 1 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 12

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  • Dou hua (soy bean pudding)
  • 1 liter soy milk
  • 1 packet (7 gram) agar-agar powder, I use Swallow Nest brand
  • Ginger orange syrup
  • 1.5 liter water
  • 75 gram ginger, peeled and bruised
  • 200 gram palm sugar
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 pandan leaves, knotted
  • 250 ml orange juice
  • Accompaniments
  • honey roasted peanut
  • candied orange peels


  • Dou hua (soy bean pudding)
    1. Pour soy milk and agar-agar powder in a pot. Bring to a boil and keep stirring so the agar-agar powder is fully dissolved. Remove from heat immediately once it boils.
    2. Strain into a clean pot, let it cool for a while, about 10-15 minutes, then wrap with saran plastic and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours to firm up the pudding.
  • Ginger orange syrup
    1. Place all syrup ingredients, except orange juice, in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn of the heat and let steep for another 15 minutes. Strain the syrup into a pitcher.
    2. Add orange juice to the ginger syrup and stir well.
  • To serve
    1. Divide the pudding into 12 bowls, pour some syrup into each bowl, and add some honey roasted peanuts and candied orange peels.
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  • May May says:

    Is the soy milk used sweetened, like the ones commonly sold in stores ? Eg would be V Soy, or Yeo's, or Drinho.

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi May, it is the sweetened version.

      • May May says:

        I just tried it using normal sweetened soya. The texture is excellent. I did not use any palm sugar (subsituted with table sugar), orange juice and peanuts. I'm used to consuming Tau Foo Fah which has a thicker soy bean / chalkier flavor, but this is good also. It's pretty good on its own without the syrup as it's mildly sweet (eaten cold). Thanks for the recipe!

        • Anita Anita says:

          Yay, I'm happy you like how it turns out May :)

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