Food Trip Friday: Pumpkin and Sago in Coconut Cream

Here’s a very simple Khmer dessert. This is usually also given as free dessert when you dine in Khmer restaurants and I think I’ve seen this also in Thailand or something similar. Its easy to make and I like making it coz it makes the kiddo eat pumpkin which she loathes with passion when you cook it any other way.

Sometimes I also substitute the pumpkin with banana, taro or mix it all together. And it can be served hot or chilled or with ice cubes. I prefer mine with lots of ice cubes.

Khmer Desserts

It actually reminds me a lot of Filipino ginataan but this one is a lot simpler, easier to make and a lot less sweeter too.

And I kinda like this close up photo. Hahaha I can’t help but drool lol!

Khmer Desserts


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  1. FoodTripFriday

    January 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Yup! kakagutom nga yung close up photo,parang i alsmot taste the sweetness!

  2. Gizelle

    January 15, 2011 at 2:04 am

    reminds me of a dessert with sweet potato…di ko maalala name…

  3. anya

    January 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    aw, mukhang ang sarap… pwede patikim 🙂

  4. MissusDilis

    January 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Oo nga, parang ginatan but with less frills! 
    Did you make it yourself? Pahiram naman ng recipe =)

  5. Lui

    January 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    @MissusDilis, madali lang yan sis. just boil about half a pumpkin or taro. then cook the sago, boil the coconut cream, add the pumpkin or taro, sago. add sugar according to taste, add din a pinch of salt, para di ka madaling maumay sa tamis. If you want to make it with banana add mo na lang when you boil the coconut cream.

  6. piebuko

    January 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I am definitely going to make this tomorrow! :))

  7. Clarissa

    January 16, 2011 at 7:00 am

    I’m drooling talaga dyan sa dessert mo!Naalala ko ang something alike dessert sa Pinas–sobrang matamis nga^_^Wala akong masyadong nakikitang sago here sa Japan(T_T)
    Happy FTF!

  8. cheerful

    January 21, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    just made sago and corn…got the pack sa lucky, its yummy! 🙂

  9. Tanya Aderman

    March 20, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Do you have the recipe? Can you email it to me?

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