Bubur Cha Cha (Inspired by the Dragon Playground)

Serving 4 pax
Preparation Time 1 hr
Skill Intermediate

300g Pumpkin
200g Thai yam*

Coconut Soup
8 Pandan leaves, tied into a knot
65g Sugar
400ml Water
200ml UHT coconut cream (santan)
¼ tsp Salt

Tapioca Jelly
75ml Boiling water
100g Tapioca starch, sifted
¼ tsp Blue food colouring*
¼ tsp Red food colouring

*Available at your nearest FairPrice store.

  • Prepare the Pumpkin and Yam
    1. Steam for about 20 minutes until softened but still firm. Remove the pumpkin
      earlier because it takes less time to cook.
  • Prepare the Tapioca Jelly
    1. Pour boiling water over the tapioca starch, then quickly mix it.
    2. Let the dough cool only very slightly, then knead quickly until smooth and pliable.
    3. Divide dough into 3 portions. Use food colouring to dye one portion blue, one red, and leave the last white. Knead until evenly coloured.
    4. Roll the dough into a long strip, shape it, then cut into 1cm cubes. Sprinkle tapioca starch to prevent them from sticking.
    5. Shake off excess flour, then cook tapioca cubes in boiling water for 5 minutes. When the tapioca cubes float to the surface, they are cooked.
  • Prepare the Coconut Soup
    1. Add pandan leaves, sugar and water into a pot and boil for about 10 minutes.
    2. Discard pandan leaves, lower the heat, and add in coconut cream and salt.
    3. Simmer for 10 minutes at medium-low heat without covering, then remove from heat.
  • Decorating
    1. Cut pumpkin in the shape of the dragon playground using the template, and the yam to form the dragon’s eye and tiles.
    2. Arrange the dragon-shaped pumpkin with the blue tapioca jelly and 1cm yam cubes as tiles.

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