Poached Taro with Coconut Cream

Poached Taro with Coconut Cream


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This popular Thai dessert is taro poached in a sugar syrup until very soft then served with a salty coconut cream.


Serves: 6 

  • 500g taro
  • 300g white sugar
  • 3 cups (750ml) water
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Peel and cut the taro root into 1.5cm-2cm chunks then rinse in cold water.
  2. Mix the sugar and the water in a wok and gently heat. When the sugar is dissolved add the taro and cook until the taro is soft and syrupy. The taro should have a reddish colour. Remove from the heat and place in a serving dish.
  3. In a separate saucepan mix the coconut cream and salt then heat gently. Do not boil.
  4. Drizzle the coconut cream over the taro root and serve.

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