Friday, August 28, 2009

BurBo Char Char My Sweet Malaysia

It's the time of the year again! Malaysia's Merdeka Day. Merdeka Open Day 2009 is hosted by Babe in KL. Although I am not Malaysian by birth, my dear husband is. After participating in this event for 2 years, this 3rd one is the first one that I will be entering as a Mrs. Just like the other two though, I asked hubby to pick his choice of dish given that he is the Malaysian!

This time round,the theme is My Sweet Malaysia. Hubby wanted me to make BuBor Char Char - This is an nonya dessert that features lots of different textures. The little glutinous rice balls, sweet potato cubes and of course yam/taro cubes in creamy coconut.

I haven't had this dish for ages-probably 5 years at least and to make this was a challenge due to the number of steps. Still, it wasn't hard just a tad time consuming!

Bubor ChaCha

Tapioca Flour Cubes
300 grams Tapico flour
1tsp bicarb
colouring (red, blue, purple)
200 ml boiling water

1 cup of sago boiled in hot water and rinsed with cold water.
Sweet Soup
200 grams sweet potato cubed
300 grams taro cubed
1 can of coconut cream (I used lite and flavoured instead of the real thing. Big mistake!)
500 ml water
8 pandan leaves
300 grams rock sugar
pinch of salt

Tapioca Flour cubes
1) Sift flour and bicab. Pour boiling water and stir.
2) Knead to form dough. Dive dough into 3-4 parts and add food colouring.
3) Flour your hands. Roll them in little circles or cubes.
4) Bring saucepan of water to boil.Add cubes. When cubes float up, drain.

Sweet Soup
1) Steam sweet potatoes till cooked. Same with taro
2) Bring 500 ml of water to boil with pandan leaves
3) Add rock sugar
4) Add coconut cream and salt. Taste for sweetness. Add taro and sweet potato cubes + tapicoca tubes + sago.
5) Serve hot or cold!


noobcook said...

Oh I like this! looks colourful and sweet, a really nice dessert to enjoy after a meal :D

Babe_KL said...

Hahaha you're now officially eligible to participate hor :D

Thanks dear for making it this year. Capt'n Hook love bubur cha cha! Once he had craving for one at 9pm, drove all the way down town to look for some!!!

Little Inbox said...

I love this dessert very much, especially the version with lots of tapioca flour cubes.

very culinary said...

If you decide to have kids, you'll be able to enter even more events. Look out!

I love Tapioca - this looks like a winner. Let us know how it goes.

ai wei said...

happy merdeka!!!

you know how to make such a great bowl of bubur cha cha.
miss malaysia?

ganache-ganache said...

Yummy. Everyone loves the chewy colourful tapioca cubes !

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yum, we love bubur cha cha! I haven't known a M'sian who doesn't like this sweet dessert.

LianneK said...

your hubby sooo pampered one ah. What a lucky fella he is :-) Enjoy more home cook food before your longgggg honeymoon in Europe yeah .. coz you will craveeeee surely. Hehe. Happy Merdeka to you and hubby, and have a great week ahead!

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