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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 2:03 am    Post subject: Gula Melaka Sago Dessert Reply with quote



Ingredients:
250gm Sago
450ml Water
300gm Gula Melaka (to your own taste)
250ml Water
Coconut milk (to your own taste)

Method:
1. Boil 450ml of water in a pot. Add sago when water is boiling.
2. Stir continuously to avoid sago sticking to one another. Boil until all sagos are translucent.
3. Remove from heat & sieve sagos in a sieve. Put sagos in a large container filled with room temperature water to avoid them sticking together.
4. Boil 250ml of water in a pot again, and put in gula melaka.
5. Bring this mixture to boil and make sure gula melaka is dissolved.
6. Drain away sago water (the water from method 3) & put sagos in a rice bowl or mould. Refrigerate.
7. Serve this dessert chilled with cold gula melaka syrup & coconut milk. Enjoy! Very Happy

Note:
** I love this dessert sweet, if you would not like it too sweet, u can reduce the gula melaka.
** Coconut milk-- up to you to add according to your taste.
** If you are using big sagos, soak them in water first before boiling them in water. This will shorten the time of cooking, else big sagos take a longer time to cook.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grace, Sago is something like Tapioca?
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MamaC

Sago is not from tapioca but the flour is made from the inner pulp of the sago palm.

You may wish to click on this link:

http://www.foodsubs.com/ThickenStarch.html

It under the heading sago starch = sago = pearl sage Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nora! =)
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya, just want to share this cooking method for sago.

Instead of standing by the stove to cook the sago, try this ...

Pour sago in when water is boiling, cook it for 10 mins, stirring of cos. Then turn off fire and cover the pot for 10 mins. After that give it a quick stir to 'loosen' up the sago and also to check if all turned transparent.

I've used this method to cook my sago recently and found it very effective Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

irene, thanks for the tips! will try this again as I have quite abit of gula melaka left... hehe... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Nora, I see that it could be substitute with Tapioca pearls... which we have plenty Smile)
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is this similar to the one shown on tv? the 30min cook a meal?

my fren tried making it.. taste real nice.

very refreshing.. best for hot weather!

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grace,
thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I'm going to make it today or tomorrow Razz
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jasmine, ermz.. i dont know lei whether this is the same as the one u saw on the tv programme. not in sg.. hehe.. Yeah i agree with u, its super refreshing! =)

Giselle: Most welcome! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 5:06 am    Post subject: Re: Gula Melaka Sago Dessert Reply with quote

gracio wrote:
4. Boil 250ml of water in a pot again, and put in gula melaka.
7. Serve this dessert chilled with cold gula melaka syrup & coconut milk.

Hey Grace,
I did it, very easy and very yummy! Now I have a question...
I see your photo the syrup looks very clear, is it what you saved from Step 4? Mine (step 4) after added in sago, already looked quite starchy.
For coconut milk, just use straight from can, no need to pre-boil right?
It's only minor detail, didn't affect the great taste of this dessert! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jerseymom,

Very nice pix, always Wink

From your pix, looks like your sago is not thoroughly cooked ? There's this white"dot" in the sago. When sago is thoroughly cooked there should be this white "dot" in the centre.

Try Irenechin's method of cooking sago, it works very well. After the 10mins with pot covered, if you still spot the white "dot" i.e. sago is not transparent, turn on the fire and cook for another 5 mins should do the trick.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giselle, your dessert looks so lovely, fabulous presentation coffee
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Yaha, thanks for pointing out my problem Very Happy Will do Irene method next round too.

Angie, thanks for your kind words.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Gula Melaka Sago Dessert Reply with quote

jerseymom wrote:
gracio wrote:
4. Boil 250ml of water in a pot again, and put in gula melaka.
7. Serve this dessert chilled with cold gula melaka syrup & coconut milk.

Hey Grace,
I did it, very easy and very yummy! Now I have a question...
I see your photo the syrup looks very clear, is it what you saved from Step 4? Mine (step 4) after added in sago, already looked quite starchy.
For coconut milk, just use straight from can, no need to pre-boil right?
It's only minor detail, didn't affect the great taste of this dessert! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe Very Happy


Hi Giselle:
Glad u did it!! So happy for you! =) You're most welcome!

Ya, I think your sago are not thoroughly cooked.. Maybe u can try irene's method too. =)

I'm not sure about the syrup colour, as i just dump the gula melaka inside the water n boil. hehe.. Did you cook the sago together with the gula melaka syrup? Cooking them together will make the syrup starchy. So should boil them seperately... Very Happy

Yes, I use straight from the can for the coconut milk. No need to pre-boil it. But best is to keep your coconut milk chilled in the fridge.

Hope the tips above helps u... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

giselle, the syrup is cooked seperately from the sago and the syrup could range from light brown to dark brown in colour.

this is the colour of my syrup:-



another thing to note when cooking sago is that the water must be BOILING when you pour the sago in.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grace and Irene, thanks for all tips! Will do so Razz
Irene, pretty photo and layout... and pretty food, as usual! I have cooked this green sago several times, even this time it's actually soft all the way through even it has white dot :roll: Or because I living in the State my gastronomic standard is getting lower and lower :roll: :roll: *lol*
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most welcome, Giselle! Im glad u like this dessert! =)
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I didn't eat mine with coconut milk, just drizzled it with gula melaka. It was a brilliant dessert but mine took ages to turn transparent. I was so afraid all my sago will melt away. I was a bit greedy and bought the bigger sago.

Thanks gracio and irenechin for sharing this dessert. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sinner, I like your syrup able to stick on the pearls! Maybe I have to boil it longer until very thick...
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jerseymom,

I didn't boil mine, just use microwave to melt the gula melaka. 100gm gula melaka to 75ml water, it came out quite thick and syrupy. I didn't have to use much to eat the sago as it was quite sweet and fragrant. I still have plenty left after eating 2 cups of sago. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*psst.*.. don't know why... remember yesterday I made sago, honeydew and coconut meat dessert, then whole night I kept waking up to the bathroom for small business Embarassed :lol: :lol: . I didn't drink the sweet water though...
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling, sago is very 'leong' (cooling).
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sago is a little cooling.. but shouldnt b associated with the small biz rite?
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most welcome sinner. I like thick syrup too, but this dh of mine dislikes too sweet stuffs... sigh island ... so do things must accomodate to him b4 he nags at me for consuming too sweet stuffs as I have very sweet tooth.. :lol:
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