Friday, February 05, 2010

Sago Fix

In the past weeks, I found myself craving for mango sago (tapioca), like the one we used to have in the Tower 1 Cafeteria. In fact, I even created a discussion especially for it. With my penchant for experimentation without due research, I bought raw sago (the really small ones) from Cherry Supermarket. However, since they didn't have ripe mangoes handy, I figured I would try it out with my lakatan bananas at home first.

As it turns out, when you boil it, the concoction sorta looks like gawgaw (paste). Hmmm...odd. I turned off the flame and left it to cool down. In the early afternoon, I added more water and boiled it for a few minutes again as instructed. Now it looked like slightly brown gawgaw. Hmmm...will this go into my lengthening list of failed experiments? I was not to be denied.

After it cooled a bit, I strained the contents of the pot and stirred. True enough it looked like sago. Yey!

Then I thought of Taro Ice. Ok, my drink has to be tea based. I got my banana, some slim milk, tea and some sugar. I blended those with ice and put sago in the glass. Not bad. But that was the condensed version. What I didn't say off hand was that I tried 3-4 times with varying amounts. Needless to say, after my attempts, I was so full of bananas, milk, tea and of course sago. It was still bland, but I will not be denied.

I will try again. After all, I've only consumed a very small part of the raw sago pack I bought.  Instead of my non-fat milk, I will try all purpose cream or condensed milk.  In lieu of the cinnamon black tea I tried, I will try my rice tasting green tea.   Yum yum!

Wait for it... 

Here's what mango sago should look like, only I want it in a glass and as a drink, not a dessert


  1. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Your sago fix sounds very promising. Your rice tasting green tea sounds very interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  2. I'll keep checking it out too. I need some culinary inspiration.

  3. Hi Cianoy,
    Mango and sago is a heavenly combination. I've been wanting to try that since a long time. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope to see you more often.

  4. Hi Shirley. Thanks for dropping by. Hope to see you more often too.


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