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Sago Sago

Prep: 30 Mins | Cook: 2 hr 30 Mins | Total: 3 hrs


Sago Sago Base


Gula Melaka Syrup


​For the sago sago base:

  1. Soak tapioca pearls for 15 mins.

  2. Rinse and add to pot with water and pandan leaves.

  3. Turn heat to medium, constantly stirring until pearls become translucent, about 30 min.

  4. To a sieve, add pearl mixture and run under cold water to rinse. Use a spoon to stir for faster rinsing.

  5. Place rinsed mixture in bowl, preferable one that has a lid.

  6. Beat egg white and incorporate into rinsed mixture.

  7. Chill pearl mixture in fridge for 2 hours.

For the syrup:

  1. Break apart the gula melaka into chunks. 

  2. Add 2 cups of water, gula melaka chunks and pandan leaves to a saucepan, turn the heat to medium and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce the heat to low once it starts to boil, continuously stirring till the gula melaka has melted.

  4. Simmer till syrup-like consistency is reached, about 50-60 mins.

  5. Remove from heat and cool completely.

To assemble:

  1. Spoon chilled sago sago base into bowl.

  2. Drizzle coconut milk.

  3. Drizzle syrup and ENJOY!

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