Bubur cha cha


Bubur cha cha is a Malay word and the literal translation is a porridge of cha cha.  Yes, cha cha like the cha cha dance.  Could there ever be a funner name for a dish? Bubur cha cha is one of this first dishes I ever learned to make in high school Home Science class in Malaysia.   They probably thought this was a good introductory dish for 13 year olds because it is almost fool proof. It is a Malaysian dessert and is a conglomerate of yam, sweet potatoes and sago cooked in a coconut milk stew.  When you stir the dish, you can almost imagine all the ingredients dancing a cha cha!  I don’t know which I enjoy more, the taste or the sassy name. You can serve it hot or cold.  It smells heavenly because of the coconut milk and I love the sweet taste of the soft yams and the round sago or tapioca pearls. There aren’t a lot of ingredients and the dish shines because of its simplicity in execution and content. Here is an easy recipe.   bubur_cha_cha4[1] buburchacha1of1-4[1] I remember being quite proud of my first official school prepped dish-the bubur cha cha.  It tasted good, I didn’t set the school kitchen or my uniform on fire, all in all a good day!

6 comments to Bubur cha cha

  • Jen  says:

    Glad you’re doing the A to Z challenge! I love the idea of foreign feasts, as I too travel the world for food! Keep it up!

    • Lila  says:

      Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. I am enjoying the challenge. Good luck to you too. :)

  • Barbra Novac  says:

    Oh my goodness! I want this now!
    That fist picture is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen. I LOVE sago.. I’m going to search a recipe out. It looks so good.

    • Lila  says:

      Thanks for stopping by. This dish is super easy to prepare and I included a recipe link before the first picture if you’re interested. Good luck with the challenge. :)

  • Corinne  says:

    Now this one, I haven’t tried. I will have to remedy that…Thanks for including the recipe.

    • Lila  says:

      Thanks for stopping by. Glad you’re enjoying the food posts. You should definitely try the recipe. It is easy and easily modified. Please let me know if you have further questions about the recipe or cooking technique. :)

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