Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Posted on request for a dessert similar to Hui Lau Shan (mango dessert popular in Hong Kong). The yield and prep/cook time is an estimation.
- 1 1⁄2 cups sago (colored or plain)
- 2⁄3 cup evaporated milk
- 3 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons coconut cream or 6 tablespoons thick coconut milk
- 1⁄4 cup mango nectar or 1⁄4 cup mango juice
- 1⁄2 cup chopped mango
- Bring water to a boil, add sago and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Stir in sugar, mango nectar, evaporated milk and coconut cream.
- Simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring once in a while to prevent sago and milk from burning.
- Simmer until liquid has almost evaporated.
- While still hot, stir in mangoes and scoop about 1/2 cup of the mixture into serving glasses/bowls and let cool.
- If you like you can puree the mixture slightly with a blender or stick-blender before scooping into individual bowls.
- Chill for several hours before serving, and serve with extra chopped mango if desired.
This was delicious, and got great reviews from my friends from Trinidad, who said it reminded them of home ... a great compliment! I used tapioca because sago isn't available in my local market, but it worked nicely. The sago needed a bit more mango flavoring, which leaves me wondering if I could substitute some of the boiling water with additional mango juice. And a RIPE mango is a requirement to get full flavor. Mine was a bit under ripe, which may have impacted my overall impression as well. I will definitely make this again in the future!
This was the highlight of my Thai dinner party! I'd never cooked this before and many guests had never eaten it... but everyone loved it! I actually put them in nice cocktail glasses with fanned mango at the bottom, and served some warmed sweetened coconut milk with it to drizzle over the top. Mmmmm yum! I had to promise to send the link to the recipe ;)