Thai Dessert: Sweet Sago with Coconut Cream

Today I come to you with an easy and delicious Thai dessert. It’s sweet sago with young coconut meat which is called Sa Koo Ma Prao On (สาคูเปียกมะพร้าวอ่อน) in Thai. If you love traditional Thai desserts and the fresh taste of coconut, this is the treat for you. Sweet sago (i.e. tapioka pearls) are combined with young and soft coconut meat and topped with coconut cream 🙂 Let’s prepare this treat!

Thai Dessert: Sago with Coconut

Thai dessert, Sago with coconut meat (photo: bloggang.com)

Thai dessert, Sago with coconut meat (photo: bloggang.com)

Here is what you need to prepare 3-4 protions:

  • 1 cup of tapioca pearls
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of shredded young coconut
  • 2 cups of coconut water/juice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of sweet corn (optional)
  • 1 cup of coconut cream
  • 2 TSP rice flour
  • 1/2 TSP salt


First take a pot, bring water to a boil adding the coconut water. Then rinse the tapioca pearls and put them into the pot. Let them boil until cooked. Add the sugar and the young shredded coconut (& sweet corn, optionally). Stir and mix everything together well, then set the pot aside. Now prepare the coconut cream topping: take a small pot and put in the coconut milk/cream, salt and rice flour. Stir until all ingredients are mixed together well and the mixture thickens. It’s time to serve! Fill the sago into a bowl and top this with the coconut cream mixture.

The following clip shows you how to prepare this Thai dessert, sago with coconut cream, easily.

I hope you give this delicious treat a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)