Malaysian Dessert

Malaysian dessert the popular dessert spot of Asian desssert. They are made of flour, wheat, yam, tapioca or beans, and little palm sugar or gula melaka and grated coconut or milk. Sometimes it also made of fruit such as banana, sweet potatoes, jackfruit and plenty more.

Dessert Courtesy by Tourism Malaysia Office Kuala Lumpur

Dessert not only serve as a snack in the local house but also available in five star hotel and restaurant to cater tourist who visit Malaysia.  Among the dessert serve in those hotel such as bingkai ubi, buah Melaka (onde-onde), dodol, kuih seri muka, Malaysian banana cake, rempeyek, coconut jam, wajik, sago pudding, bubur cha cha, kuih tepung pelita/tako, putu piring, kuih sagu, kuih bangkit, kuih gulung/ketayap and cendol.

Those Malay kuih are very special Malaysian recipes for visitor to experience. Below are some recipe such as buah Melaka and banana desert recipe for visitors to try:

Buah Melaka Recipe

Ingredients:  5 screwpine/ pandan leaves, 250ml water, 300g glutinous rice flour, 2 pieces palm sugar (cut into small pieces), sufficient water for boiling mixed, 1/2 grated coconut (grated white part), Salt to taste.

How to cook:  Blend pandan leaf in 250ml water; strain. Gradually pour pandan juice into flour; mix to form apliable dough. Pinch a small amount of dough; create a dent in the centre. Place a piece of palm sugar (gula Melaka) in it; seal to form a small round ball. Repeat the process until remaining dough is used up. Bring water to the boil; put in the dough balls. When dough balls rise to the surface, remove from heat. Roll balls in salted, grated coconut.

To serve:  Serve on a serving plate.

Malaysian Banana Cake Recipe

Ingredient: 250g Wheat Flour, 6-8 pieces banana (smashed), Banana flavour, 230g butter, softened, 1/4 tablespoon salt, 140g fine sugar, 3 eggs, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 5 tablespoon milk powder, 1/4 baking soda,

How to cook: Sieve wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and milk powder together. Set aside cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs in the batter and mix gradually till even. Blend flour mixture into better. Add banana and banana flavour. Mix until even. Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan (5 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 2 1/2") at 180°C for 40-45 minutes.

To serve: Cut into pieces and serve on the plate with your favorite drink.

The multi-cultural characteristic of Malaysia appears alive in its dessert that proffers delightful treat for all. Malaysian Dessert is not only eclectic, but also multicoloured in the way it has attributes exotic desserts of Malaysia. 

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