Sago – My Favorite Thai Dessert
My favorite Thai dessert (besides mango and sticky rice) is Sago!!!
Sago is jelly beads with warm, sticky coconut milk poured over it. The beads are made from various types of tropical palm stems. The color is white but they normally color them green or even blue.
The dessert has chunks or slivers of real coconut in it as well. For the topping, it normally has yellow mung beans or soft corn kernels. They love putting corn in their dessert in Thailand. I have found it’s considered to be more of a snack. I personally prefer no corn in mine. (I want my “corn on the cob” smothered in melted butter and sprinkled with salt & pepper if you know what I mean.)
Here in the picture was a “new” way of eating it with ice-cream in the middle. I have to say I didn’t care for the combination of the warm and cold. I like my Sago really, really warm so it kind of threw me off a bit but it was still delicious!
If you ever come to Thailand, you will definitely need to try Sago or sometimes they even say, “Pudding Sago”. Why must you try it? Because it’s one of my favorites! 😉