Monday, January 18, 2016

Steamed Tapioca With Gula Melaka Caramel

Bought some tapioca from Tesco coz WB has a craving for it.  He craves for the steamed tapioca served with gula melaka caramel.  I was scratching my head how to make the fragrant gula melaka /palm sugar caramel and tried to google for the recipe but could not find one that was what WB wanted.  I gave it a shot and just cooked the gula melaka with coconut milk bought from the wet market.  WB somehow doesn't like the carton type of coconut milk. He prefers the one from the wet market...freshly juiced out from the machine. Me too for that matter.  Anyway, I managed to get the consistency that he loves.  A great Sunday afternoon snack for my Wild Boar :)  

cook gula melaka under low heat with screwpine leaves 
and coconut milk till the sauce thickens
 into caramel and fragrant

love the texture of the steamed tapioca

love the sweet fragrant gula melaka caramel

I love how the caramel trickles down onto the steamed tapioca
and I managed to get a good shot 
with my new Nikon D3200  :)

Steamed Tapioca With Gula Melaka Caramel

2 medium sized tapioca - pared off skin and cut into thick strips

Steamed the tapioca strips  in boiling steamer for 25-30 mins or till cooked. Use a fork to test whether the tapioca is cooked. If it goes through , then it is cooked. Off heat and remove any excess water from the plate of tapioca strips.  Served with the gula melaka caramel.

gula melaka caramel:

3/4 cup coconut milk
1 piece of gula melaka ( 200 gm )
1 screwpine leaf - tie into knot

Combine all the above ingredients in a sauce pot and stir cook under low heat till sauce thickens and turned caramel.  Off the heat and pour the caramel into a serving dish.  Serve with the steamed tapioca.  

Enjoy !


  1. My ex-colleagues are very good at this. The tapioca has to be fluffy and soft.

    1. Mine too but when working ,forgotten to ask how they cook the caramel ,:p only know how to eat...hehe...yea tapioca needs to be fluffy but i could not get the fluffy ones so for the time being these will do to satisfy the cravings :)

  2. Wah..i hv not eatenthis for very long time liao

    1. Me too...WB craves for it, so look for it and cooked for him :)