Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

makes a delicious dessert. can replace diced honeydew with watermelon or mango.


  1. Boil coconut milk, sugar and salt gently. Remove from heat and leave to cool. Chill the mixture when it is cool.
  2. Boil water and sago. Stirring constantly, cook until the sago becomes transparent.
  3. Put the sago in a strainer and rinse it under running water.
  4. Spoon the sago into the coconut milk mixture. Put back to chill in the refrigerator.
  5. Add in the diced honeydew just before serving.
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This was my first time making or eating anything with sago. I wasn't sure if I could like crisp honeydew in a creamy dessert, but in fact it was delicious. Based on a note on Easy-to-Prepare Honeydew Sago Pudding, I also tried pureeing some honeydew and stirring that in, and that was also delicious and a bit lighter. The main problem I had with this recipe was that it didn't give times for some of the steps, or descriptions of what the result should look like - I needed really specific information due to my inexperience. I didn't know how long to boil the coconut and sugar, so I cooked some of the water out - but then it was really intensely coconutty, so perhaps I cooked it too long. And my package of sago said to boil it for 15 minutes, soak overnight, and then boil again, so I boiled and soaked before proceeding with the recipe.

Nose June 16, 2005