It is still summer here in Hanoi and having a bowl of this sweet soup on these hot days is just so great. As I have mentioned earlier in the other related posts, sweet soups are often cooked by Vietnamese housewives during summer time because you can eat them anytime when you feel hot and thirsty, and crave for something to reduce the heat inside your body.
Rock sugar is always my choice when cooking sweet soups due to its good effect to our health as compared with the other kinds of sweetening agents. Rock sugar also gives the soups a gentle sweetness, which makes them more pleasant to consume on hot days.
This sweet soup cooked with pumpkin and green beans (those that have been blanched) is quite easy to cook. It doesn’t take long time as green beans and pumpkin are both very fast to cook until tender. I used one small pumpkin as a bowl to hold the soup, just for decoration. When I finished the soup, of course this raw pumpkin would be used to cook other yummy dishes.