Time for something sweet…the popular Malaysian Dessert, better known as Bubur Cha Cha. I love the name. Doesn’t the name make you feel like getting up and cha cha cha? Well, you can’t have this and dance at the same time because it’s actually soupy.
This is a healthy dessert I must say. It is usually a combination of sweet potatoes, yam and tapioca (cassava) boiled together and then coconut milk added to give it an awesome flavour. Screw pine leaves, called pandan in Malaysian, give it an added extra beautiful fragrance. It smells so lovely and tastes really delicious. I just love it hot. Here’s my simple recipe to share. In fact you don’t really need a recipe for this.
400g sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
400g yam (peeled and sliced)
400g tapioca (peeled and diced)
200g coconut milk
4 pieces screw pine leaves (washed and knotted)
sugar (according to taste)
I didn’t add in the tapioca because it’s not easily available here. Put the diced sweet potato, yam and tapioca (if you have) into a pot. Add water and screw pine leaves to the pot and let it boil. When the potatoes, yam and tapioca are cooked, add the coconut milk and sugar. Once it boils again, turn off the fire. You can eat this lovely dessert hot or cold. Some people add in coloured tapioca pieces or balls to make it colourful but I did not add that. I just love it simple.
Do you like Malaysian desserts? Have you ever tried making them? Which one is your favourite one? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other Malaysian desserts that you may be interested:
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Best Coconut Rolls
Chewy Peanut Balls
Crunchy Sesame Candy Bars
Peanut Butter Mochi Balls
Keep Smiling Sesame Balls
Sweet Potato Tortoise-shaped Chinese Dessert (Angku)
9 Layered Coffee Rice Pudding
Steamed Char Siu Chicken Dumplings (Pao)
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