Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Sweet Corn and Sago Dessert


Mmmmm.....I have forgotten the wonderful taste of santan, gula Melaka and pandan. And you can imagine my delight when I tucked into this Sweet Corn and Sago dessert. When I was thinking of what else I could do with corn, I suddenly remembered my Grandma's "pengat" and she has made a "pengat" with sweet corn, santan and eggs. I have never cooked this type of dessert before and as usual I would peep into K. Nor's kitchen for ideas and found a recipe for Bubur Jagung. Thank you my friend for this delicious dessert!


I know that my Mum will be very surprised to see me cooking Bubur Jagung because back home we never cooked stuff like this. Only at my Grandma's do we get to eat all this "pengat-pengat" and the truth be told, I never really appreciated it when I was a child. My Ee-Ee however cooks these type of desserts which in Cantonese is referred to as "thong sui" or loosely translated as "sugar water/sugar drink ???" (I think so lah, correct me if I am wrong). We all love her "thong sui" which she would serve after dinner.



I had some leftover corn from making Corn and Vegetable Fritters and the amount was just nice for me to make this dessert. It is so simple. Just boil the corn in water until it is tender, then add sugar, gula Melaka and santan. Simmer and then add the soaked sago and continue to simmer until the sago turns translucent. This dessert can be served warm but I cooled and chilled it in the fridge. I was too lazy to cook dinner and I just had this dessert instead :) And I really, really enjoyed it very much. Ah, the freedom to choose what to eat for dinner. Hee..hee...


I am reproducing K. Nor's recipe below with my modifications in red.










Sweet Corn and Sago Dessert (Bubur Jagung)
Recipe source : Secubit Garam

Ingredients :
- 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels ( I used about 1.5 cups)
- 5-6 cups water (I used enough to cover the corn)
- 1 cup fresh santan/coconut milk (I used about 100ml of the packet santan)
- 1/2 cup sago, soaked (I used 2 tablespoons and soaked for about 15 minutes)
- 3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste (I used 1 tablespoon)
- Some gula Melaka/palm sugar (I used about 1 tablespoon)
- 1/2 an egg, beaten (I omitted)
- 2 pandan leaves, knotted (I used only 1)
- a pinch of salt or to taste

Method : 
1. Boil corn, pandan and water.
2. Once it is boiling, add sugar, gula Melaka, salt and santan.
3. Lower the flame and simmer until corn is tender, stirring constantly to prevent the santan from curdling.
4. Rinse the soaked sago and drain.
5. Bring the corn mixture to a boil and add sago and beaten egg. Stir so that the egg does not curdle.
6. Continue to simmer until sago is translucent.
7. Serve warm or chilled. 




This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Esther of Copycake Kitchen.

71 comments:

  1. Hi Phong Hong...

    Your bubur nampak sedap and inviting, walaupun I tak suka sagu tapi I loveeeeee corn. Yummehhhh

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    1. MamaFaMi, I suka sagu! Tapi kalau tak letak sagu pun sedap juga, especially when it is cold from the fridge. Boleh ngap dua mangkuk :)

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  2. well done,like this dessert too much!

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  3. Hi Phong Hong, bubur jagung, my favorite. Look really delicious, best to put some iced cube since the weather is so hot and humid. :)

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Hi Amelia, I am trying my hand at desserts after seeing all your yummy desserts. I kept it in the fridge and had it cold, cold. Yummy and refreshing!

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  4. kadang I fikir..I ni masuk rumah orang Melayu ker rumah orang Cina? your cooking ar, langsung tak nampak macam orang Cina punya masakan...ni macam Cina Baba kat Melaka la ni...

    haduii PH...naik kembong dah perut I dok asyik telan air liur bila masuk sini, ni nak kena makan kerepek kaduk lagi bagi buang angin kembong LOL!
    I suka gila pengat or bubur jagung sagu nih! tapi kalau buat pengat guna santan, memang mesti taruk telur (perah campur kelapa parut tu), kalau taknak telur, I campur tepung jaagung sikit, kalau tak nanti asyik nak terbatuk2 bila telan santan tu hehehe...tp kalau ada sagu or makan bubur terigu, takyah telur or tepung jagung sebab itu pun dah cukup melicinkan tekak hehehe..

    thanks pasal budu tu ya...I pernah makan chap ketereh tu, ya memang sedap! warnanya yg kemerahan tu pun nampak lebih menyelerakan ek? )degulp! degulp! telan air liur lagi ni...

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    1. Q, I ni keturunan Baba Nyonya Terengganu. Masakan kat rumah kita orang banyak persamaan dengan masakan orang Melayu. Sebab tu, PH tak pandai sangat masakan Cina. Kalau makan pengat, I tak suka letak telur. Rasa geli, tak tau kenapa. Hari tu, I pun ada letak tepung jagung sikit sebab Mak kata kalau tak letak nanti santan akan berketul.

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  5. Hi Phong Hong,
    I would love to eat this chilled too! Looks so good!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I enjoyed it so much and had a dessert for dinner. Whooho! No more parental control :D

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  6. sedap tu Phong... jagung kegemaran sy... sagu pun suka juga.. bila dah jadi bubur jagung bersagu... memang meleleh la dibuatnya.

    waktu my late father masih ada... puas kami adik beradik makan jagung sebab ayah tanam jagung untuk komersial.. memang tak putus2 jagung dikebun sebab ia ditanam secara berperingkat2..

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    1. Wah, kalau dapat jagung fresh dari kebun lagi best! Boleh dimakan mentah sebab ada rasa manis-manis.

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  7. With the weather so hot nowadays, browsing at desserts also can really make you cool your body....lol. Your sweet corn sago dessert look really yummy. Slurrrrrppppp, yum!

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    1. Mel, this dessert very cooling and satisfying!

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  8. Hmmm...looks really inviting especially on a hot day! Looks just like the one I had at some hotel buffet! yum!

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    1. Jeannie, I like santan desserts with sago. Somehow it makes it extra nice.

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  9. Hi Phong Hong, very nice dessert. Haven't tried corn with sago and coconut milk........hmm 'lau nuar liao'. PH, I think I'll add coconut milk last or when serving. Okay tak? BTW, sweet desserts are also very expensive these days [Min. RM 3.50]. Yours will cost more if you get them from Tong Sui stalls [maybe can't find it].

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    1. Kimmy, I guess it is ok to add santan before serving. Ya, I have bought Tong Sui from the man selling from the van. Mostly Chinese style Tong Sui. There used to be a cafe that specialise in Tong Sui, can't remember the name. But sudah close shop long ago.

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    2. Hi PH, I cooked this dessert last wkend using fresh corn kernels and adding the santan just before serving. Hmm...easy. The crunchy sweet corn kernels with the soft plumped up sago and slightly salty coconut milk mixed in it was yummy. I wouldn't mind preparing it again. TQ.

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    3. Kimmy, happy that you like the dessert!

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  10. This dessert looks delicious. I would love to have a bowl.

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    1. Mich, you can make this dessert, very simple. And serve chilled, very yums!

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  11. Mmm yum yum...nice to hv this on a hot day

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    1. Yah, can wallop two bowls or one big bowl :)

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  12. Masih ada lagi Jagung :)...nampak biji biji sagu dan jagung tu membuat air liur ku meleleh -leleh...uwaaa nak jugak..semangkuk kecil pun jadilah :)

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    1. CM, semangkuk kecik tak cukup weh! Kena at least 2 mangkuk baru puas hati :)

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  13. Oh! Who can resist this refershing and delicious dessert. Will definitely bookmarked this recipe and make it for my family. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Phong Hong, I love this 'thong sui' very much. Will bookmark this recipe and make it during the weekend. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Ann, hope that you enjoy the thong sui! It is very lemak and refreshing.

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  15. bookmarking this. using egg for a sago desert is totally new for me. liked the idea. looks superb

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    1. Thanks, Swasthi! You can also add other ingredients in it.

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  16. Looking at the coconut milk, palm sugar syrup already make me drooling! So creative using corn n sago in this dessert.

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    1. Vivian, this dessert really made me happy. I had a big bowl and will make this again soon.

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  17. This morning, my mum (who is a reader of your blog) called me to say "Yen you must look at the corn dessert that PH made. I think you will like it." Haha! I think she is telling me to make it for her :P

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    1. Hi Yen! Wah, your mum reads my blog, I feel so honoured :) I agree with you and Alvin, mummy wants you to make bubur jagung for her hee..hee...

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  18. Hi Phong Hong! You have been cooking lots of yummy corn dishes lately! So far, this is my favourite!

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    1. Alvin, it is my favourite too! Very refreshing and comforting dessert :)

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  19. hey, i havent actually had this kind of bubur jagung but sounds like i like it too! damn lazy these 2 weeks, havnt been blogging and cooking much...in blues...I recently tried one tong sui in ipoh..corn with millet..also quite nice, no santan..just plain tong sui :)

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    1. Lena, I think the plain tong sui is also nice but if add santan...wah....lagi syiok! Hope you are feeling better, this dessert might cure the blues hah! hah!

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  20. Loving the combo. will surely try this soon

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    1. Vimitha, hope you and your family enjoy it!

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  21. Yum-yum it looks so delicious it just reminds me of mah-mah's pengat.by looking at it it makes my mouth water must take a pail to talor it.

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    1. Ee-Ee, you can cook for your cucu :)

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  22. Early morning saw this "tong shui" beh tahan liao! I don't think I have this before but I know I love it!

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    1. Jessie, you will sure love this! Quite similar to your yummy mango and sago dessert.

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  23. Yum! Yum! I love 'em sago pearl desserts. Slurpsss!!!!!

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    1. Arthur, you should make this dessert. Very easy and very yummy!

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  24. Love this dessert

    http://www.followfoodiee.com/

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  25. looks very refreshing even its has 'santan' inside..Kak Nor recipe is such a superb..been following her since i m a silent reader before i hv own blog..thumbs up PH!

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    1. Thank you! This dessert is really good and made me very happy :)

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  26. Hi Phong Hong,

    You are indeed the queen of nostalgic food... I have very fond memory of sago desserts. My grandma and I like to cook and eat them with gula melaka and lots of fresh coconut milk. The addition of corn into this beautiful desserts sounds wonderful.

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, grandma's food and desserts are very comforting and brings back happy childhood memories.

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  27. Hi PH!

    This dessert is BIG YUMMS!!!

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  28. this is so nice for today's hot weather, I need a bowl now lol.

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    1. Jess, can make some. Just need to boil and then add santan yum! yum!

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  29. my thoughts exactly. coconut cream, gula melaka, pandan is a killer combiantion. anythign you add to it will taste good! this looks yum!

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    1. Shu Han, I'm thinking Bubur Cha Cha next!

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  30. Anything with sago, coconut cream and palm sugar will be good for me. There is one Vietnamese version that I really like, uses beans.

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    1. I think I am getting hooked on this type of desserts :)

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  31. Enjoy it cold in this kind of super hot weather must be refreshing !

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    1. Sonia, very refreshing lah that's why I ngap the whole lot for dinner!

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  32. Hi PH,

    Selamat sejahtera, saya duduk di LA, California. Skarang ni bulan puasa dan teringin sangat nak makan pengat jagung. Tapi tak konfiden nak buat. Soooooooo happy jumpa your page. Terima kasih banyak. Saya akan buat untuk anak anak dan saya. Tak sabar nak cuba. Saya takda sago, tapi ada Tapioca Pearl, boleh pakai tak? Mungkin saya cuba dengan jagung dulu. Terima kasih sekali lagi PH.

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    1. Hi Yuss Russ! Sama-sama! Tu lah pasal duk kat oversea kadang-kadang susah nak dapat bahan-bahan, kan? Tapioca Pearl pun ok juga agaknya. Bak pepatah, kalau takde rotan, akar pun boleh guna. Eh, betul ke ni? Hee..hee...Selamat berpuasa dan selamat mencuba pengat jagung!

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    2. PH...yuss dah buat....Mashaallah....anak anak yuss sukaaaaaaaaa.....sampai yuss kata pada mereka, hanya bila mereka berpuasa, mereka boleh berbuka dengan desert ni. Terima kasih banyak banyak PH...Yuss love you so much. Yuss ni masih blogger mentah, baru belajar, tapi kalau PH sudi, jenguklah di blog yuss di yussruss.blogspot.com

      Apa pun, yuss sangat gembira dan akan pasti sentiasa menunggu update dari PH. Banyak resipe ringkas yang pasti yuss akan cuba. Terima kasih PH...

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    3. Hi Yuss Russ! PH happy yang dessert tu menjadi dan disukai oleh anak-anak :) OK, PH akan jenguk-jenguk blog Yuss Russ nanti ya? Terima kasih kerana sudi mencuba resepi PH!

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  33. Phong Hong, Fab dish, it's on my shortlist for a feature. Cheers from Carole's Chatter!

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    1. I look forwards to that, Carole!

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