Barley Pandan

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Author: Anita Jacobson





Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins

Serves: 8


  • 200 gram asian barley (job's tears)
  • 2 pandan leaves, knotted
  • 8 cups (2 liter) water
  • 150 gram sugar
  • lime/lemon wedges (optional)


  1. Wash and drain barley until water runs clear. Boil barley, pandan leaves, and water in a pot. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until barley is soft, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Increase heat to a medium, and add sugar. Stir until all sugar has melted. You can increase the amount of sugar if you like sweeter drink.
  3. Serve the drink hot or cold. Some like to add a squeeze of lime or lemon to brighten the drink.

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