Desserts. Hot or cold, we always look forward to desserts when we dine out, or having dinner at a friend's or relative's house. Even at the hotel buffets, we surely take at least one round at the big table with a wide variety of desserts.
My favourite dessert would be sago. Sago anything. Sago - those white balls of various sizes are just too good to resist. I miss having bubble tea drinks with those big sago pearls. I don't really see much of them in Penang, or ANY. They are not popular I guess... Any one know where to get them in Penang or KL? Perhaps I should open a Bubble Tea Kiosk in Gurney Plaza or QueensBay Mall. :-)
Since I can't get those, I sometimes make desserts at home. Sago goes well with any sweet fruits, like bananas, sweet potato, mango, and jackfruit. It is usually cooked together with the fruits and added milk or coconut cream, and served either warm or chilled.
:: Sweet Banana with Sago Pearls ::
3 tablespoon small sized sago pearls
1 large banana
1 pandan leaf
3-5 tablespoon palm sugar or brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk or coconut cream
2 cups water
Very simple and fuss free dessert to make and very enjoyable while at it too!
1. Wash the sago with water, drain and boil in 2 cups water. Add salt, and whole pandan leave -- you can tie a knot with the leaf. Let simmer till sago turns transparent, about 15 minutes.
2. Add the sugar & stir until it is dissolved.
3. Add in the sliced bananas and the milk, or coconut cream, little by little. Let simmer for 10 minutes, or until the banana softens.
4. Taste it -- it should have the nice banana-ish aroma, light-creamy taste of the milk/coconut cream, and sugars.
Serve warm or chilled, in small bowls :-)
Hope you liked this! I'm going off to the kitchen for some leftovers of this in the fridge! Next time, I'll make iced bubble tea with big sago pearls... I miss it!
Read my other Sago recipe here