11 April 2012

Tau Sar Piah/ Mung Bean Biscuits

It has been sometimes since my first Tau Sar Piah (Sep 2011), the one which end up with grey greenish filling :) I managed to buy the peeled mung beans since then and instead of let the mung beans sitting in my kitchen until crawling creature comes out from it, I better put the mung beans in good use, which is making another round of Tau Sar Piah, the snack for WT to bring to office :D

My parent stop buying the Penang Tau Sar Piah for me since they know I can bake a good one myself :) Is Ghee Hiang and Him Hiang the two oldest shops selling Tau Sar Piah in Penang going to close shop? Of course not! because I'm in Singapore, LOL!
Tau Sar Piah/ Mung Bean Biscuits a flaky pastries with fragrant and flavourful filling is irresistible. I am using the same recipe from My Kitchen Snippets with some changes in the oil content.

Note: recently I am very busy with my son who want my company on whichever games/works he is in, I have cut down time spend in kitchen and also spend less time on Internet. Sorry for not able to reply your comments and not able to visit your blog as frequent as I was.

To record Gabriel handwritting. Gabriel, 4 years old, I think his handwritting is consider neat for his age :)

Picture A

Ingredients for oil dough:
175g plain flour
100ml vegetable oil (used 80ml)

Ingredients for water dough:
345g plain flour
180ml vegetable oil (used 120ml melted butter)
135ml water

Ingredients for filling:
50ml vegetable oil
5 shallots, thinly sliced
150g sugar (used 100g)
1.5 tsp salt
1.5 tsp white pepper
400g dried mung beans

1. Soak the beans overnight, steamed for 40 minutes or until soft, then Mashed. Add In the sugar, salt and pepper and mix well.

2. Heat up the oil and fry the shallots until lightly brown and fragrant. Add in the bean mixture. Stir and fry until the mixture is slightly dry and you are able to form it into a ball.
3. Remove and divide the filling into 65 small balls (Picture A-3) . Set it aside.

Picture B

Prepare the dough:
1. Mix ingredients for oil dough until it form into a smooth dough. If the dough is too dry add a bit more oil. Wrap dough with cling wrap and set it aside to rest for 30 mins. Divide into 65 pieces (Picture B-1).
2. Mix Ingredients for water dough together until it form into a smooth dough. Wrap dough with cling wrap and set it aside for 30 mins. Divide into 65 pieces (Picture B-1).
3. Take a piece of water dough, flatten and wrap in the oil dough (Picture B-2).
4. Flatten the dough using a rolling pin (Picture C-1), roll up swiss roll style (Picture C-2).
5. Turn the dough 90 degree, flatten it and roll up swiss roll style again (Picture C-3).
6. Hold two side of the dough and press it down (Picture C-4), flatten it into a circle and wrap in the filling.
7. Place the dough balls on baking tray which laid with parchment paper. Egg wash the dough balls and bake at 200C for 20~25 mins or until golden brown.

Picture C


  1. Looks so delicious!! May I know where you buy the peeled mung beans? Thank you (:


    1. you can get the mung neans which look like tiny little corns from provisional shops or supermarket.

  2. wow i love this! If only I can take them out from my lappy screen right now & eat ;)

  3. That's a lot of tau sa piah! Nice flaky layers :)

  4. 你真的很勤劳

    1. This round was 3 hours of work some more made the filling a day ahead :) cannot stop le, afraid the dough might harden.

  5. Tze, you are very "kutlat". The tao sar piah looks absolutely delicious!

    1. I have to kulat because bought 1kg of mung beans. still left a lot after this bake, not sure what to do with it :0

  6. wow...I really love this kind of biscuit! may I copy the recipe please (copied already), thanks for sharing something that I search for so long, I called it as a heong peang hehe...

    1. Heong peang is another type of pastry. this is tar sar piah le :) try it out!

    2. oh I see...I thought there is no difference both! thank you for correcting this misunderstanding Ah Tze...

  7. Wow! Fantastic! Wish I could have half a dozen right now!

  8. Tze, you tau sar piah looks awesome. I definitely can't stop at one.
    Enjoy your day, dear.

  9. Ah Tze, my hometown(Teluk Intan, Perak) is also famous for this green bean biscuit. Never thought of making them myself coz my family won't like them! And as I saw you mentioned to your friend earlier, TI is also famous for Heong Peang! Malaysia-made Heong Peang is available in some of the Asian grocery shops in Sydney but you know, they taste so badly!

  10. 这是我和家人都爱吃的豆沙饼,外面都有在卖,所以从来没想过要自己做。

  11. Miss them! Your mung bean biscuits look delectable.

  12. perfect! i think they are as good as the famous ones in pen and maybe better! enjoy your time with your son, dont worry about not visiting. Cheers!

  13. These biscuits look irresistible - love that cross section cut :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. that's a lot of tau sar balls i spy! and it's good that you're spending more time with your son :)

  15. I just mad mung beans for the first time. They are delicious! As were these biscuits I'm sure!

  16. Thanks for all the pictures - I think it'll help when I make these!


  17. Dear Ah TZe,
    Your tau sa piah looks wonderful!
    Can ask u, for pic B3 and B4, are they the looks of dough ball C2 and C3 after rolling?

    1. hi Rachel, thanks for visiting my blog. yes B3 and B4 are the dough balls after rolling.


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