Monday, 13 August 2007

Sago/Tapiocapearls dessert with Taro - Wu Tao Sai Mai Lo

This dessert soup is made with coconut milk for creaminess, tapioca pearls to tickle your tong and taro to have something to munch on. If you like a crunchy bite you can add shredded water chestnut to this dessert. What else do you need?


  • Taro - 250 grams
  • Sago/Tapioca Pearls - 100 grams
  • Rock Sugar - 175 grams
  • Coconut Milk - 1 can (200ml)
  • Water - 750ml

! Soak the sago/tapioca pearls in cold water for 6 hours. The pearls should be totally covered in water. Drain the pearls after soaking. The picture shows the pearls after 6 hours.

Peel the taro and dice them. Then steam them over hight heat for 20 minutes.

Bring the 750ml water to boil and dissolve the sugar. Add the sago and taro and stir until it boils again. Remove from heat and add the cocunut milk. Stir it well and serve.

I don't like it too hot, so I let it cool down a bit.

Hope you like this dessert!


stacey323 said...

ahhh awesome - thanks chrystal! i've never tried it with taro before, but i'm sure this will be great! if i wanted to try the cantoloupe/mango/strawberry path as well, would it be similar, maybe with less sugar? -stacey

Chrystal said...

Ah with fresh fruit! yum..

You can do the recipe without the taro, but with same amount of sugar. Let the soup cool down and put it in the refridgerator for 2 hours. Add the fruit just before serving.

shanshan said...

mama made some sai mai lo thong sui too today.. but without the taro..

serenajasmine said...

great recipe! Just what I was looking for!

芬子 said...

it looks yummy~
thanks for the recipe~
i go back & have a try!

dianabanana said...

how many servings does it approximately make?