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

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

Course Drinks
Cuisine Burma
Author Srivalli
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  1. 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.

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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!!

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