Cook with Ayden: Sweet Potato in Gula Melaka dessert

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carotenes. We need carotenes as our body converts it into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for good eye vision and healthy skin; especially beneficial for school-going children.

I try to include sweet potatoes into the boys’ diet as often as possible. Sometimes they eat it steamed on its own but at times when we have more time to spare, I’ll prepare this delicious Sweet Potato in Gula Melaka drink for them.

These days, I don’t have to cook this anymore as I’ve passed the baton to Ayden.

Here’s the video of him preparing this delicious dessert drink for us 

Ayden @ 3Y8M

Sweet Potato (I like to combine more than one colour)
Gula Melaka
Pandan Leaf

1) Cube sweet potatoes
2) Add sweet potatoes, water, gula melaka, pandan leaf and ginger
3) Let boil
4) Remove pandan leaf and serve

Sometimes I love to add sago into this dessert drink. To add sago, boil a pot of water. Add sago and continue boiling until sago turns out translucent. Pour into a sieve to remove water. Wash under running water and add into the sweet potato drink last.

Depending on your preference, this sweet potato in gula melaka can be eaten warm or cold. 

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    Sweet potatoes, food for the poor Taiwanese long ago when they could not afford rice, now so so expensive, worth its weight in gold. I love those sago pearls too.

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    I love sweet potatoes. But my kids do not fancy it so I seldom cook at home. Love your sweet potatoes dessert. Something like bubur cha cha minus the sago.

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    I have a similar rice cooker and what mode you use for the boiling . Thanks !

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      Hi Jackie,

      We used SOUP function for boiling. Thank you :)

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    I am shy to confess that I didn’t know sweet potatoes contain carotenes. I must eat more!
    This dessert is very delicious as I am sweet toothed.

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    I like to eat sweet potatoes tong sui like this, especially with sago! Yums! Wah, now Ayden can cook a full course meal complete with dessert.

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    This sweet potatoes in gula melaka looked so delicious. I just love having it.

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