Recipe by: Siti Wilden


Serves: 6-8


  • 1 cup water chestnuts
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Pandan leaves
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • A dash of salt
  • red food colouring
  • crushed ice
  • Mint leaves, to garnish


  • Dice the water chestnut and soak in the red food colouring and stir until bright red. Drain it and leave it aside.
  • Put the flour in a plate and add the water chestnuts and shake so the pieces become well coated.
  • To make the syrup, boil the sugar and water. Add pandan leaves for flavour. Leave it to cool.
  • Heat 5 cups of water to the boil, add the water chestnuts. It will float when cooked and look like rubies. Drain and plunge in cold water immediately.
  • Heat up the coconut milk in low heat and add a dash of salt.
  • Serve a little water chestnut into dessert dishes, add syrup, coconut milk and ice. Garnish with mint leaves.

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