Recipes — Coconut

Sago Gula Melaka (Tapioca Pearl Pudding with Coconut Palm Sugar)

Samantha Tan

Tags Asian, Coconut, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Malaysian, Palm Sugar, Pandan, Recipes, Vegan

Sago Gula Melaka (Tapioca Pearl Pudding with Coconut Palm Sugar)
A cold, tropical fusion between creme caramel, a bouncy jello and sticky rice pudding, this decadent yet refreshing Malaysian dessert combines the spongy spring of moulded sago pearls with the richness of coconut milk and the fragrant sweetness of palm sugar (gula melaka). Vegan and gluten-free to boot!

Malaysian Beef Rendang

Samantha Tan

Comments 1 Tags Beef, Coconut, Curry, Gluten-Free, Malaysian, Meat, Rendang

Malaysian Beef Rendang

A version of this recipe was originally posted on my old blog in 2009.   Rendang, when made well, can be a simply luscious experience. This most traditional and delectable of Malay dishes essentially consists of melt-in-the-mouth beef chunks, slow-cooked in rich coconut cream and freshly ground Asian spices until it is tender, moist and bursting with a complex blend of mouthwatering flavors.   It isn't the simplest or fastest dish to cook up, but trust me- the delicious end result is well worth it. The secret to the beautiful taste lies in the kerisik- toasted grated coconut pounded to an...


Homemade Kaya (Malaysian Coconut Egg Jam)

Samantha Tan

Comments 7 Tags Breakfast, Coconut, Eggs, Jam, Malaysian, Pandan

Homemade Kaya (Malaysian Coconut Egg Jam)

More custard than jam, kaya translates literally to mean "rich" in Malay. A slow-cooked decadent  blend of coconut cream, eggs, and sugar fragranced with the sweet aroma of pandan.

Too lazy to stir for hours? Order a tub here :)