Pengat (is not bubur cha-cha)

Here it is, the once a year heavenly dessert. All cooked to perfection. One photo is not enough to show all varieties of things in the pengat so I am putting up 3 photos. Nope, pengat is not bubur cha-cha. Pengat is much thicker in consistency because of the coconut milk used. And things like black eyed beans and banana are not used in bubur cha-cha. Bubur cha-cha is like errr…..the lamer version of pengat.

First photo – orange and yellow sweet potatoes, black eyed beans and some green tapioca flour jelly

Photo number two – bananas cooked in sugar syrup and urgggh…that is suppose to be violet colour but it appeared blue in the photo. Another jelly (I wanted to make barney colour, purple/violet and green) but traditionally, only pink and green colours are used.

Photo number three – pieces of yam, bananas, etc

Now, I have eaten a bowl of this and have probably another 20 bowls in a pot. None of my kids like to eat. What am I gonna do with it? Have to make a few phone calls to get my relatives to come and take it from me.

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12 thoughts on “Pengat (is not bubur cha-cha)


    (February 22, 2005 - 3:43 pm)

    No need call.Make them into big ice cube and FedEx it to my house.I can finish them for you and write a food review on it.;) Let my taste bud work again.


    (February 22, 2005 - 3:51 pm)

    ok, go teach Mrs.B this so that she can reward this ol’dog. awooo!


    (February 22, 2005 - 4:17 pm)

    *drooling drooling* Can I come by your house for a bowl?


    (February 22, 2005 - 5:03 pm)

    Looks yummy!! But of all the things inside the pengat…I only like to eat the tapioca jelly. heheh..


    (February 22, 2005 - 9:33 pm)

    May i have the receipe please..:):)


    (February 23, 2005 - 12:57 pm)

    I love pictures of food, especially Malaysian food. Being far away from home where delicacies such as these are hard to find, I am drooling over these. I also dream of eating nasi lemak, nasi kandar, char kuay teow … .

    Paul Tan

    (February 23, 2005 - 2:20 pm)

    That banana looks good.

    fish fish

    (February 23, 2005 - 4:06 pm)

    Geee… Lilian… I’ve never heard of pengat. Is it an original Penang delicacy?


    (February 23, 2005 - 4:41 pm)

    walaueh, lilian. I almost want to jilat my monitor lar…

    franky hannon

    (June 1, 2005 - 10:45 am)

    Hey there,
    Came across your website and wanted to comment about pengat. I think you guys got the whole idea wrong about pengat. Pengat doens’t look like that. pengat in malay means thick gravy boiled with durian, banana and sagoo balls with brown sugar, coconut milk and screwpine leaves. I’m from Malacca and the picture above is a type of bubur cha-cha but penagt wanabe!! i’m insulted seeing pengat like that. that’s a chinese congee dish up there and totally not pengat. I’m half malay and chinese (orang peranakan) I know it better, cause I cook it all the time. Totally insulting, seeing pengat given a wrong introduction. Phew!!

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