Monday, 9 March 2009

Melon sago

This is a refreshing dessert that one can easily associated with good dim sum restaurant. I remembered back then, one of my favorite Chinese restaurant is non other than Crystal Jade.
Having bought, buy one get one free canteloupe melon from Tesco, I thought why not prepare this easy desserts for lovely spring day...ideally this desserts is superb for summer.

Melon Sago
Ingredients (good for 4 persons)
  • 1 canteloupe melon/ honeydew melon
  • 120 gm sago soaked
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk + 1 cup of water
  • pinch of salt
  • sugar syrup to taste (this depend on how sweet your melon is)
  1. Half the melon and scoop out the seeds.
  2. Use a melon scoop to scoop out the flesh and form into melon balls from half a melon.
  3. The other half, remove flesh and liquidize in a food processor. Chilled.
  4. In a pot pour in some water to boil. When it is boiling, pour in the sago and let it cook. Continue to stir until all the sago white beads turned transparent(this will take approximately 15-20mins) . Drained under running tap water.
  5. Add melon ball, sago, coconut milk, salt, sugar syrup into the melon puree and mixed. For those healthy option you can opt out coconut milk, can be replaced with millk, still taste as good.
  6. Served chill.
I also make sago ball coated with desicated coconut to go with my melon desserts since I have leftover sago, nostalgic, as my mom used to make this sago ball for us to bring to our primary school party.


Ann said...


Fen said...

Have you tried making sago gula melaka? That's yummy too!

Christine Toh said...

Hi Ann,

Glad that you're browsing my blog...
Should try it :-)

Hi Fen,

Nope, not try the gula Melaka option. But first let me go and get a decent palm sugar from local Chinese store.
Do you have recipes?