Lunar New Year Dessert

Most of Malaysian Chinese enjoy their home cooked dessert, called “bubur cacar” on the last day of Chinese new year. This sweet and “lemak” dessert is cooked in coconut milk, with various kinds of ingredients. Everybody can have their own style, with banana, mango, or cashew nuts added in.

My mom’s home cooked “bubur cacar”. She uses the most basic ingredients consist of yam, sweet potatoes, sagu, and pink jelly made from tapioca flour.



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