Mango Sago Recipe

mango sago
I LOVE a good mango sago. Michael and I tried our very first version of this ‘oh-so-yummy’ dessert in 2006 while visiting friends in Hong Kong. They were selling this stuff everywhere! We were addicted ever since. Sadly, it’s not as readily available in New York City, unless you go to Chinatown or Flushing. A few Chinese dessert places have been popping up elsewhere around Manhattan, but nothing like a Dunkin Donuts on every corner.

I decided to make my own version of mango sago yesterday because mangoes were on sale in Chinatown. 3 for $1. It doesn’t get any better than that folks. I think my version comes pretty darn close to that sold in stores – nice coconut flavor, natural sweetness from the mangoes and overall so refreshing. If you like mango sago, definitely give my recipe a try! It is so quick and easy to make. :) Continue reading

My Mother’s Chè Chuối (Vietnamese Banana Coconut Pudding)

This recipe is very special to me because it belongs to my mother. We used to make chè chuối together all the time when I was a little girl. The sweet and rich aromas of coconut milk would fill our entire kitchen. It was our little way of spoiling ourselves. I am reminded of these fond memories of cooking with my mother whenever I make this dish today. Luckily, Michael loves this dish just as much as I do, so I always make a little extra ;).

Chè chuối, approximately pronounced “che chuy,” is prepared by simmering lady finger bananas in coconut milk and tapioca pearls. Although traditionally eaten as a snack by Vietnamese people, it can also be eaten for dessert. Chè chuối can be served cold on a hot summer’s day, or warm on a cold autumn night. Either way, it is simply delicious. I hope that you will fall in love with this recipe just as I have. Continue reading