Originally Posted by Andy M.
I caught you and called it. Everybody knows lemon Jell-O works best with beans.
That is actually the sort of thing they do with beans in Thailand. I was looking for something healthy to eat at the market last time I was there, and bought some beans to go with salad... The red kidney beans were soaked with sugar, and a lot of sugar too, so they were almost like candy.
On another occasion, I bought beans from a market stall, to go with french fries I was also buying, and they added sweet water and ice to the bowl of kidney beans. Not being able to speak Thai, I was never able to explain what I wanted, so had more adventure than I often wanted where food is concerned. At least, I never accidentally ordered those huge fried insects that are for sale in many markets and restaurants there.