Prep 50 mins
Cook 0 mins
A popular dessert in Malaysia where I first came across it. It may sound a little strange but tastes really good. A great dessert for a Malaysian or Asian themed dinner party. I got this recipe from a cooking magazine I bought in....Malaysia!!
- 200 g pearl sago
- 800 ml water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 100 g palm sugar (gula melaka)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 250 ml thick coconut milk
- Wash sago well and soak in water for a few minutes.
- Strain the sago, bring 800ml water to the boil and add sago.
- Stir constantly with a whisk until sago turns transparent.
- Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Add the sugar and salt and mix well.
- Spoon into individual serving glasses and chill in the refridgerator.
- Shave palm sugar into a saucepan and melt over a low heat with 2 tablespoons water.
- To serve, spoon some of the palm sugar syrup and coconut milk over the chilled sago in layers.
- Serve the extra syrup and milk on the table to add as you're eating.
- This is a great malaysian dessert often served in restaurants in Malaysia.
- Palm sugar is dark brown and crumbly-- also known as jaggery or gur-- it is made from the reduced sap of either the sugar palm or the palmyra palm.
- Try to find the real stuff as you can't really substitute.
- Pearl sago is a starch extracted from the sago and other tropical palms which is similar to tapico.
- When it's cooked it looks like little translucent balls.
This is a favorite from when I used to live in Singapore. Just like I remember it. I found the ingredients easily at a local chinese grocery. Easy to make, wonderful flavor, goes well with curry dishes.