After my last attempt at making sago gula melaka, I decided to google for a honeydew sago recipe as well. It astounded me just how easy it is to make!!
The tricky bit is the sago. Since I found the sago too soft the last attempt, I decided to not soak the sago this time.
I put the sago into boiling water, cooked it til it was almost transparent (still has a white centre) and then turned off the fire. I let it sit in the boiling water until the white centre has almost disappeared, THEN do the straining with cold water to get rid of the starch and keep it from cooking somemore.
When you get the timing right, it turns out fantastic. But sometimes, the unfortunate sight that greets me, is frogs’ egg looking sago. I know. Disgusting right? But even then, the texture is fantastic! You can feel every little ball rolling around in your mouth, and when you don’t look too hard, you can’t tell. See?
I really like this – it’s so easy to make. Recipe is adapted from this site.
Mix all the above up according to your own taste. The original recipe only uses evaporated milk – it’s lower in calories that way. But I think coconut milk gives it a richer flavor and a nicer colour. It all boils down to individual liking =) That’s the best part about home made stuff – you can modify it anyhow you want!
My cup of instant honeydew sago consists of
2tbsp evaporated milk,
1tbsp coconut milk
1/2 tsp sugar syrup
2 ice cubes
As much sago and fruit(or not) that will go into the above. I also fish the ice cubes out once it’s cold.
Easy peasy =)