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Ginataang bayabas

Refreshing Asian dessert made with Sago and guava cooked in coconut milk.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking time for the dry sago pearls. 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Asian, Fusion, gluten free, One pot, Vegan
Servings 4 people


To soak the sago pearls

  • 2 cups drinking water
  • 1/2 cup tapioca pearls (sago)

for the pudding

  • 1 cup guava (chopped)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp Palm Jaggery ( or sugar)
  • 1 cup water


  • Wash and soak the soago pearls for 3 hours so they soften.
  • Wash the guavas and chop them in half.
  • Scoop out the soft seeded portion inside and set aside.
  • Chop the outer core tosmall bits.
  • Once soft, drain the tapioca pearls and set it aside.
  • In a deep saucepan, add the cup of water and the drained sago and bring to a boil.
  • To this add the chopped guavas, salt and coconut milk.
  • Let them simmer and cook the guavas and the sago.
  • Add a additional 1/4 of water if the pudding looks too thick while cooking.
  • Once the sago pearls are soft, stir in he palm jaggery and remove from heat.
  • The dessert is now in pouring consistency.
  • Chill the dessert to serve.
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The scooped inner flesh can be used to prepare the guava fresca or the chilli peru popsicles.
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