• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 65g sago, washed and soaked for 5–10 minutes, then drained
  • 300g fresh water chestnuts (ma tai), coarsely chopped
  • 1.2 litres water
  • 175g castor sugar
  • 3 pandan leaves, shredded and knotted
  • (A) combined:
  • 100ml thick coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp evaporated milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten


  1. Put water, sugar and pandan leaves in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add water chestnuts and sago. Cook until sago turns transparent.
  2. Stir in combined ingredients (A) and bring to a low simmer for two to three minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in egg white.
  3. Dish out and serve warm.

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1 thought on “Water Chestnut Dessert”

  1. Faisal - September 5, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Where can I buy water chestnuts?
    I tried looking for canned sliced ones, but nobody carries them.


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