Easy Soya Milk Longan Pudding – 5 ingredients

People often say: never trust a thin cook. Well, you can trust that a thin cook cooks food that keeps you slim. My palate naturally gravitates to light and healthier food. I'll choose asam laksa over char koay teow, and kuih bingka over pisang goreng. When I cook, I tend to cook lighter food - even if it's for others.

I was pondering what kind of dessert to make and bring to a party. Cakes? Brownies? Cookies? Somehow, I didn't feel like bringing sugar and flour-laden dessert. So I decided to make a pudding I haven't had in a while: soya milk longan pudding.

This nutritious dessert is made from plant milk (soya milk), fruit (longan) and natural flavouring (pandan). It's not too sweet and smooth like tau foo far.

I found a lot of recipes online, but didn't like any of them as the measurements and instructions are rather inconvenient. I also omitted sugar but instead rely on the sweetness from the longan syrup. This particular recipe - which I've tweaked -  is easy to follow even if you don't have proper measuring tools.


  • Large pot
  • Whisk
  • Can opener (to open evaporated milk)
  • Measuring cup
  • Ladle
  • 10 containers (1 cup capacity)


20 minutes


Easy Soya Milk Longan Pudding

1st August 2017
: 10 containers
: 15 min
: 25 min
: Easy


  • 1 L Packet soya bean drink
  • 3 cups (750 ml) Water
  • 150 ml (less than 3/4 cup) Evaporated milk
  • 1 tin (535 g) Canned longans
  • 1 packet (10 g/ 1 tbsp) Agar-agar powder
  • 3 pandan leaves, bruised and knotted
  • Step 1 PREP: Rinse pandan leaves and tie pandan leaves into a knot. To extract the most fragrance out of it, tear the leaves a little. Pour longan syrup into a bowl, and pour out 150 ml of evaporated milk into a measuring cup.
  • Step 2 BOIL SOYA MILK & PANDAN: Add 3 cups of water and pandan leaves into a pot. Cover with lid and bring to a boil (10 minutes). Remove pandan leaves.
  • Step 3 POUR IN SOYA MILK & AGAR. Pour about 900 ml of soy milk into the pot. Mix agar agar with the remaining soy milk. Mix well and pour into the pot.
  • Step 4 BOIL. Bring to boil (without lid or it may spill over), whisk occasionally, then turn off the heat (10 min).
  • Step 5 ADD EVAPORATED MILK & LONGAN SYRUP: Pour in evaporated milk and longan syrup. Mix well.
  • Step 6 POUR MIXTURE INTO CONTAINERS: With a ladle, pour soy mixture into plastic containers. You could also transfer it into a jug. For a smooth surface, skim off bubbles from the top. Leave it to set (2 hours).
  • Step 7 TOP PUDDING WITH LONGAN: When pudding is set, gently place three longans on each of them.
  • Step 8 REFRIGERATE: Chill in fridge before serving.


Boil 750 ml water with 3 pandan. Add 1 L of soymilk with 1 tbsp of diluted agar powder. Bring to boil. Add 150 evaporated milk + longan syrup from can. Pour into 10 containers. Let it set for 2 hrs. Top with longan. Chill in fridge.


  1. Skim off bubbles For smooth surface, skim off all bubbles. Whatever bubbles that you see, will remain after the pudding is set.
  2. Use a jug. If you're pouring the mixture into a small container, its best to to transfer the mixture from the pot into a jug. The pour makes pouring so much easier to handle.
  3. Additional sugar. Taste the final mixture; if its not sweet enough for your taste, add some granulated sugar.



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12 thoughts on “Easy Soya Milk Longan Pudding – 5 ingredients”

  1. Been looking for this recipe for years! Easy to follow and most importantly, it worked perfectly. Thank you for sharing it, will make more next round. So happy ^^

    1. Hi Celine. Glad you find the recipe useful. If you’re in Malaysia, this pudding will be perfect to enjoy at this hot weather. Enjoy 🙂

      1. I’m indeed in Malaysia and the chilled pudding was much appreciated by family and friends. Will double the recipe next time 🙂 Thanks again, Sara!

  2. Hi sara,
    If i dont use longan, just soya milk pudding, about how much sugar syrup should I add? Or should i add in more water in that case? Since longan syrup is liquid and if i omit that, will my pudding be too hard?

    1. Hi Jolyn, I’m note sure about that as I have not tried. But I’ve recently worked with Homesoy to create Honey Melon Soy Pudding: https://www.facebook.com/viralcham/videos/437301483472185/

      Perhaps you can replace Honey Melon Soya Milk with plain one. Here’s the recipe:

      RECIPE 1 – Honey Melon Soya Pudding

      Makes 8 cups

      * 500 ml HOMESOY Honey Melon
      * 2 tsp agar-agar powder
      * 2 tbsp of sugar
      * Green honey melon

      1. Pour 500ml HOMESOY Honey Melon, 2 tsp of agar agar powder, and 2 tbsp of sugar into a sauce pan
      2. Cook on medium fire, stir frequently ensuring that agar-agar powder and sugar fully dissolve into soya milk, and turn off fire as soon as it boils
      3. Pour into individual containers
      4. Refrigerate until hardened
      5. Place melon balls on pudding

    1. What other ingredients that are different? Two things affects curdling 1) acidity 2) temperature. Try to heat it gently instead perhaps

  3. It’s a failed project for me. My pudding form cuddling – I guess it’s the longan syrup caused the problem. Suggest drop the longan syrup and use sugar instead.

    1. Oh dear! Curdling is caused by 2 things 1) heat and 2) acidity. Perhaps control the heat?

      Wonder also if different canned longan syrup has different level of acidity. Have you tried using sugar?

      For me, it’s been ok so far. But I’ll take note when I make it next time. Thanks for letting me know!

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