4 Indonesian Desserts Served Warm

bubur kacang hijau

During the cool rainy season, these desserts can warm you and make your taste buds happy!

  1. Bubur Kacang Hijau

bubur kacang hijau
Bubur Kacang Hijau is an Indonesian sweet dessert made from mung beans porridge with coconut milk and palm sugar. In Indonesia, it is not only popular as dessert or snack, but also often served as breakfast or late night supper. Around Jakarta you can find Bubur Kacang Hijau at warung kopi or warung burjo (food stalls selling coffees, Bubur Kacang Hijau, grilled bread, and instant noodle).
2. Kolak Pisang
kolak pisangAnother coconut milk and palm sugar based dessert is Kolak. There are many kinds of Kolak in Indonesia, such as Kolak Pisang (plantain Kolak), Kolak Ubi (sweet potato Kolak), or Kolak Labu (sweet pumpkin Kolak). This dessert is often served as tajil or appetizer for breaking the fast during Ramadan month. If you ever tried Bubur Kampiun from West Sumatera, you may be familiar with this kind of dessert.

3. Bubur Sumsum
bubur sumsum
Unlike other desserts made from various ingredients and complicated process, Bubur Sumsum may be the simplest kind of warm dessert. It is made from rice flour that is cooked with coconut milk until thick. Before served, thin palm sugar sauce is added on top of the Bubur Sumsum. It is best served warm, but refrigerated version is also delicious!

4. Bubur Ketan Hitam
Bubur Ketan Hitam
This dessert is made from black glutinous rice that is cooked in water until soft. Before served, thick coconut milk is added on top of it. Usually, in warung kopi or warung burjo, Bubur Ketan Hitam is mixed with Bubur Kacang Hijau. It tastes even more delicious!

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