Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Indonesian Traditional Banana Coconut Milk Steamed Pudding (Barongko)

This dessert is originally from Southern Sulawesi, one province in Indonesia
It's really yummy and oh so smooth, it's very easy to enjoy  finish :)
And one thing, it's so easy to make too

Recipe is from Hesti's site
Thank you Hesti for introducing me to one of sweet dessert from the place where DH was born :)

What you need:

8 ripe saba bananas - remove the core
250ml coconut milk (I do not like it so thick, so I mixed 150ml Kara coconut milk with 100 water)
2 eggs
2 tbsp sweet condensed milk
1/4 tsp salt
50g sugar
banana leaf for the base
  1. Blend together bananas, coconut milk and eggs til very smooth
  2. Add in sweet condensed milk and, salt and sugar. Mix well
  3. Line banana leaf on a heat resistant bowl, pour the batter on it
  4. Steam in preheated steamer for 20 minutes or til cooked


*** As you can see from Hesti's pictures, that's how it's originally served - individually wrapped in banana leaf
Mine is just the easy short cut LOL - believe me, it's still as fragrant :)
*** Using saba banana and also removing the core is to yield pale color of the pudding, most other bananas will give yellowish/brownish shade for the end result after steaming
But it doesn't affect the taste and texture, though

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #24 (October 2012): Jellies and Puddings hosted by Charmaine of MiMi Bakery House


  1. Yuuum, ini paling enak kalau baru keluar dari kulkas mbak. Sekalian mau tanya mbak pisang kepok bahasa malaynya pisang saba ya? kalau pisang abu itu apa?

    1. ya Hes, ini enak bener, susah bgt berhentinya kalo makan ini :)
      makasih resepnya ya :)
      wah kok aku gak pernah denger pisang abu tuh...
      ya, pisang kepok itu saba banana Hes :)

  2. No flour needed here, it must be light and easy dessert. I love it, especially it consists of banana, coconut milk and egg.

  3. This dessert looks good and simple to prepare.

  4. i 've never heard of saba bananas but the combination sounds lovely!

    1. thks Lena :)
      saba bananas in singapore is still easier to find than pisang raja

  5. wow! Haven't tried this dessert before but sure looks delicious!! enak!!

  6. Hi Alice,
    I never know this type of banana is named saba. In my hometown we use to fried them as banana fritters.
    This dessert of yours sure looks interesting and delicious~


    1. thks Mui, thks!
      here in spore those stalls selling banana fritters usually use pisang raja, which are so much better than saba
      but pisang raja is so difficult to find
      saba can be used to more limited kin of desserts

  7. is Malaysia pisang mas the same as saba bananas?

    1. No. Pisang mas and saba is different. Pisang mas is small yellow and sweet. Saba has white flesh and not as sweet, hence ppl use for making desserts or fritters :)



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