Sago Gula Melaka

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Sweeten up with this sago pudding with palm sugar sauce that will leave your guest impressed!

Let's start cooking!

Gula Melaka chopped into fine shavings on a chopping board

Step 1 - Chop gula melaka

  • Chop gula melaka into fine shavings and set aside.
Cooked sago pearls in a sieve

Step 2 - Cook sago pearls

  • In a pot, boil enough water to cook sago pearls. Once boiling, pour the sago pearls into the pot and let it cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn off the heat and let it sit for another 10 minutes, the sago pearls should look translucent.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water to remove any excess starch
Melted gula melaka in a pan

Step 3 - Make gula melaka syrup

  • In a pan, dissolve gula melaka in 50 ml water for 4 to 5 minutes until gula melaka has completely melted.
  • Set aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
Mix gula melaka syrup with sago pearls

Step 4 - Set sago pearls

  • Once mixture has cooled, mix ½ of the gula melaka syrup with sago pearls and scoop them into small soup bowls and let it set in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Plate and serve!

Sago pudding with coconut cream served in a bowl

Flip the sago pudding out onto serving dish and drizzle gula melaka syrup and coconut cream over.

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