Cendol is a popular traditional cold dessert in Southest Asia, to beat the heat on a scorching hot day. Different countries have their own favourite toppings. Our version is commonly found in Singapore and Malaysia. It’s flavour profile is based on our 3 favourite food, coconut milk, pandan and gula melaka. It’s the ultimate sweet dessert that no one can resist! If you don’t have an ice shaver, substitute with ice cubes or crushed ice.
Kueh tutu is a small steamed cake made of finely pounded rice flour and filled with either ground peanuts or grated coconut cooked in gula melaka.
Making muah chee in 15 minutes? At home? It may sound preposterous but using a microwave is easy. Its is a traditional snack sold in night markets or now, in food courts. It’s a childhood favourite. Sticky springy pillowy soft mua chee coated with sweet ground roasted peanuts or sweetened black sesame. The best way to eat it is using a toothpick to spear it and pop into one’s mouth.
For anyone who has been to the land of smiles, this dish needs no introduction.
Sweet fragrant mangoes stacked on a bed of steamed glutinous rice then topped with rich aromatic coconut cream.
A classic Malay snack made with very basic ingredients. While it looks simple enough, it took us some tries to get the texture right.
Most people should have heard of this classic Hong Kong dessert. Rich flavours from mangos form the base of this dessert. That combined with the citrusy notes from pomelos makes it surprisingly refreshing.
The addition of sago and evaporated milk gives it a really smooth and creamy texture.
Ever bought too many fruits that you and your family struggle to finish? Have you had fruits that are overly ripe or starting to turn brown? Here’s an interesting idea to make homemade fruit popsicles out of these goodies. Sliced fruits are not only healthy and good for you, but also perfect for making sweet treats for the family. We used coconut water for these popsicles, though you can also add honey to taste if you want it to be a little sweeter! Kids will especially love such treats on sunny afternoons over the weekend!
Gula Melaka (palm sugar), coconut milk and pandan (screwpine) leaves are the three undisputed stars of Southeast Asian dessert!
Beat the heat with this yummy fresh fruit sorbet!