Sago Kueh or Kuih Sago is one of may kinds of nonya kueh, something like a bite-sized dessert snack of the Peranakan tradition, found in parts of southeast Asia. These kueh are often steamed instead of baked, and are sometimes savory.
Ingredients (makes 2 servings)
- 1/2 cup small sago pearls (tapioca pearls)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon pandan extract [optional]
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- shredded coconut to coat
- Soak the sago pearls in water for about an hour. They will double in size.
- Drain the water from the soaked pearls.
- Mix the pearls with the sugar and pandan extract.
- Place the mixture in a steamer and steam for 15-20 minutes.
- After steaming, set aside until cooled.
- Cut little squares of sago pearl cake and toss it in shredded coconut to coat.