Moh Let Saung | Burmese Coconut Milk with Sago ~ M for Myanmar

>>  Monday, September 15, 2014

We need to take a reality check to realize two weeks have passed and we are technically on the 13th letter with M. I chose to do Myanmar. The "Republic of the Union of Myanmar" was called as Burma after the colonial period and before that it was called Myanmar. There are still some political issues on the country's name, however I simply chose to use Myanmar for my BM International cooking. 

While the Burmese meal resembled our Indian meal, I wanted to concentrate on a dessert that looked so inviting and interesting. As with most other countries, I chose to do from here. Moh Let Saung or the Coconut Milk with Sago is traditional Myanmar recipe, that's served chilled. The dessert is made like a smoothie with cooked sago, blended with palm sugar syrup and topped with thick coconut milk. 

We enjoyed this drink so much as the pearly sago was so delicious to chew on, with thick coconut milk and Palm Sugar. Palm Sugar is the latest fad instead of refined sugar. The palm sugar mostly has some impurities included, so it needs to be melted before removing the scrum. The syrup has to be thick and clear. 

We had this chilled and served for dinner.

Cooking Sago
Making Palm Sugar Syrup
Palm Sugar Syrup

Making Moh Let Saung

Moh Let Saung | Coconut Milk with Sago

Country : M for Myanmar    
Category : Dessert, Sweet, Kid Friendly
Preparation Time - 10 mins
Soaking Time : Overnight
Cooking Time - 10 mins for sago, 10 mins for syrup
Refrigeration Time - 2 hours

Ingredients Needs:

Sago / Tapioca - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups

Sugar Syrup

Palm sugar, chopped - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups

Thick Coconut milk - 1 cup
Ice cubes for serving

How to make Moh Let Saung

Wash and soak sago overnight. In large pan with water, add the sago and bring to boil. Simmer and ensure it gets cooked well.

Take off the heat and set aside to cool then chill in the refrigerator. 

For the sugar syrup, melt the palm sugar in water and bring to boil in a pan. Remove the scrum if any and then bring to boil again. Cook high till you get a syrup.

For the Coconut milk, extract thick milk from a cup of chopped coconut with 1 cup water.

To serve, place 2 tsp of the chilled sago mixture in a tall glass then add 3 tbsp of the palm sugar syrup (or more, according to taste). 

Mix thoroughly then add 3 ice cubes and top the glass up with coconut milk. Stir well and serve immediately.

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Varadas Kitchen September 15, 2014 at 12:33 AM  

Loved the pictures and styling. I have heard of Sago kheer and this is so similar. Lovely!

Pavani N September 15, 2014 at 3:00 AM  

Very yummy looking sago dessert Valli. I haven't used palm sugar yet, will have to look for it here.

vaishali sabnani September 15, 2014 at 4:21 AM  

Very interesting. I am liking the layered look ..which is making it look so pretty. Good choice for the country.

The Pumpkin Farm September 15, 2014 at 10:18 AM  

i did this as a dessert for Malaysian curry , slightly different but same lil one loved it...

Sapana Behl September 15, 2014 at 3:26 PM  

Very unique dessert made with sago, bookmarke

Padma Rekha September 15, 2014 at 4:33 PM  

You know Valli my grandmother(nannama) use to make the same recipe.I don't know how she know this!!! That is realy a very delicious dessert. Those glasses making me to pick right from there.

Suma Gandlur September 15, 2014 at 7:57 PM  

I too haven't used palm sugar yet and have bookmarked a couple of Malaysian dishes using it. The kheer looks very inviting as I am a sago kheer lover. :)

Priya Suresh September 16, 2014 at 12:54 AM  

Love the palm sugar here, lovely layers there and this droolworthy dessert looks delicious and beautiful.

Usha September 16, 2014 at 8:10 AM  

Sago, palm sugar syrup layered dessert looks good. Rich and delicious!

Manjula Bharath September 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM  

wow thast an super sinful dessert :)lOVE The use of palm sugar , and so well presented layers :) looks awesome !!

Archana Potdar September 16, 2014 at 9:44 PM  

Wow Valli this si awesome. I love it and your pics are so beautiful.

Harini-Jaya R September 18, 2014 at 7:46 AM  

Love the different layers in the kheer! I am yet to lay my hands on palm sugar.

Kalyani September 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM  

Sago pearls and palm sugar - thats surely some interesting combo.. nice presentation too !

Chef Mireille September 28, 2014 at 10:46 AM  

been using palm sugar long before it becamme popular and flavor in this must be awesome with it

Gayathri Kumar October 8, 2014 at 6:46 AM  

I once saw this on a TV show. Loved it then and loving your version too...

Foodiliciousnan October 13, 2014 at 3:59 PM  

This looks delicious. Haven't had sago in a long time so this looks even more attractive to me. I too have shifted to jaggery/palm sugar and cut out white sugar altogether. I'd like to think it is a good step. Of course, binging on sweets made with these is going to be bad too :)

Priya Srinivasan October 29, 2014 at 10:36 AM  

I too bookmarked spring onion fritters from Myanmar but then the original recipe used Beer, and can't get it here and what is the kick in deviating from the original1!! ;) This pudding looks totally sinful, That palm sugar syrup gives a wonderful color to the dessert!!

Padmajha PJ October 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM  

M for Myanmar! I would have never come up with that! And I made something similar for Singapore! The world is truly similar in terms of food!!!

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