Thursday, March 31, 2011


Mi Gua Xi Mi Lu is a very popular chinese dessert, which normally served in many Chinese course menus, dinners and wedding functions. I made some the other day since I have some cantaloupe in the fridge. The melon used has got to be ripe so that the sweetness from the melon enhances the outcome of this dessert. Some recipes require the use of coconut milk and/or evaporated milk. I personally prefer using just coconut powder. With pandan leaf, the aroma of this dessert is fantastic and the taste is marvelous. TRY this I guarantee you will love it. For the same recipe you can apply to watermelon and  jackfruits.

  • 2 Cups Honeydew Melon / Cantaloupe, Diced Finely
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca Pearls
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Pandan Leaves, Knotted (**Optional)
  • 1 packet powdered coconut milk.
  1. In a pot, boil 5 cups of water and add tapioca pearls when water is boiling. Cook for 15 minutes, turn off heat and cover for 10 minutes for the pearls to continue cooking. **Do not overcook the tapioca pearls as you would end up with a pot of glue!! Then strain the cooked tapioca pearls, run it through cold water and set aside.
  2. In another pot, add sugar and Pandan leaves to remaining 2 cup of water. Boil the mixture until all sugar has dissolved. Add in the powdered coconut milk. Stir constantly.
  3. Add diced melon and cooked tapioca pearls. Chill for about 3-4 hours until dessert is cold. You may also add ice cubes before serving.

Sajian ini memang terkenal dikalangan masyarakat Cina terutama di majlis-majlis perkahwinan dan jamuan-jamuan ala Cina. Biasanya dihidang di akhir majlis sebagai sajian pencuci mulut. Dessert ini memang favorite saya dan selalu berharap ia merupakan menu penutup setiap kali menghadiri majlis hidangan Cina. Sungguh lemak dan enak. Untuk resipi buah honeydew mestilah yang masak. Sago banyak digunakan untuk ini. Sejukkan di dalam fride 3-4 jam sebelum dihidang atau boleh juga diletakkan ais batu. Amat sesuai dalam cuaca panas.

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