Dish of the Day: Sweet Tapioca in Coconut Milk
D-E-S-S-E-R-T-S! Who in the world would ever say no to desserts? Generally, desserts are a sweet conclusion to end a meal. At the end of every meal, dessert is the most anticipated part of the meal for me. Desserts are usually something sweet such as cakes, puddings and tarts. For some, there are those that enjoy dessert first before the main course and sometimes, just on its own as a snack during afternoon tea.
Sweet Tapioca in Coconut Milk
If you go to Thailand, you can find sweet desserts at street vendors and night markets. Thailand is famous for its street foods, especially desserts. Banana pancakes and mango sticky rice are some of their popular desserts that are loved by both the locals and tourists.
Another dessert that is not to be missed is their sweet tapioca with coconut milk.It is a simple but flavourful dessert. The combination of warm sweet tapioca dipped in coconut milk is an absolute delight to the taste buds.
The tapioca is cooked and caramelised and added into thick, creamy coconut milk. The ingredients of the dessert originated from plants which makes it good for digestion. Consumed it moderate amounts, the dessert can be beneficial to our health and is able to satisfy our sweet tooth.
Benefits of Tapioca
Tapioca has its own benefits if we eat it raw or cooked. First of all, tapioca is healthy because it can build strong bones in our body as it contains calcium. Besides that, the small amount of fibre inside tapioca can reduce the level of cholesterol. As we all should already know, high cholesterol can lead to heart diseases.
Therefore, taking tapioca can help us to get better cardiovascular health. Another benefit of tapioca is for underweight people. They can consume tapioca to get healthy weight gain. Other than that, tapioca can help you with your digestive system because of the fibre content. Prevent is better than cure so eat tapioca for longer life span.
How to make it at home
In order to make sweet tapioca in coconut milk, you only need a few ingredients. Namely, tapioca, water, sugar, and coconut milk. Firstly, boil some diced tapioca in hot water with a little bit of salt. Cook it until it becomes soft. The next step is to caramelise the tapioca.
Add sugar and water to a pan. Boil the mixture while stirring. After the mixture has melted to form a sugar syrup, add the cooked tapioca and continue cooking. In a separate pot, pour in thick coconut milk with sugar and a pinch of salt. Boil it for a few minutes and keep stirring. You can also add pandan leaf for some additional flavour and to make it fragrant.
Prepare a plate for serving. Place a small amount of diced and caramelized tapioca onto the plate. Carefully pour the boiled coconut milk onto the tapioca. This sweet dessert requires minimal ingredients and a short cooking time. This simple dessert is easy to try at home and is able to impress your guests that come over!
Where to get this in Malaysia
Thai restaurants are plenty and easy to find in Malaysia. You can even spot more than one restaurant that serves Thai cuisines in shopping malls. One of the famous fusion restaurants that serve this dessert is Serai.
You can visit the restaurant at Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang and Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. Besides their delicious main courses, Serai also has a wide range of desserts for their customers.
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Article Written By Mico Hu
Mico is a professional creative writer in Foodpanda. She writes about travel, fashion, and food. Also, she enjoy travelling to new places and also eating delicious food.