Tuesday 3 May 2011

[Dessert] Bo Bo Cha Cha(摩摩查查)

Bobo (Bubur in Malay) Cha Cha is a popular Nyonya dessert make of coconut milk together with sweet potatoes, yam(taro) and colourful tapioca cubes.You can eat this dessert either warm or cold with shaved ice and they taste wonderful with a mixture of texture from the sweet potatoes and chewy tapioca cubes with luxury coconut milk base.

There are a few methods on cooking this Bobo Cha Cha dessert where you can put all the mixture together and simmer till cooked or steamed the sweet potato mixture separately while preparing the coconut soup base.

Ingredients: (serves 4)
1 Packet of Bobo Cha Cha Premix from Top Gourmet
1 Packet of Colourful Tapioca Flour Cubes
200ml Coconut Milk
Pinch of Salt
Cane Sugar to Taste
A Bundle of Pandan Leave, tied into knot
1 Litre of Water

1. Prepare a pot of water and bring it to boil, add in the colourful tapioca flour cube, simmer over medium heat(stir on and off to prevent them from sticking to each other) till they float to the surface.

2. When they became translucent and cooked, drain well and transfer them into a bowl of cold water. Set aside.

3. Bring 1 litre of water to boil over medium heat, add in pandan leaves and simmer for about 5 - 7 minutes.

*4. At the meantime, rinse the sweet potato and taro cubes in two rounds before adding it into the prepared pandan water.

5. Simmer the sweet potato mixture till soften then add in cane sugar to taste.

6. Lastly, stir in coconut milk, salt and cooked tapioca flour cubes, keep stirring to prevent mixture from curdling. Remove from heat after it boils.

OR Alternative Way:
(Steaming Method)

*4. Rinse the sweet potato and taro cubes then steamed it over medium heat for about 8 - 10 minutes until cooked.

*5. Sweeten the pandan leave water with cane sugar then stir in coconut milk and salt, keep stirring to prevent mixture from curdling. Remove from heat after it boils.

*6. Place cooked sweet potato and taro in a bowl together with some cooked tapioca flour cubes.

*7. Ladle some hot/cold coconut milk mixture over it and serve.


  1. That looks so good! It's been a long time since I had this! Time to cook some!

  2. Beautiful colour deserts, especially the colourful tapioca cubes are my favourite.

  3. Me tooo! I love the colourful tapioca cubes most!

  4. Sitnoseckano3/5/11 5:48 pm

    Wow, I've never seen this before. So intresting !

  5. i prefer the alternative way

  6. I love this dessert but did you get the tapioca cubes ready made? Is it in dry form? I wonder if I can find it here as it is a bit of work to make it from scratch :)

  7. Nope I bought the pre-packed tapicoa flour cubes that needs to be cooked. Errr... i think u might not be able to find over there leh...but u can replace it with sago pearls? I saw some of those supermarket in CHINATOWN area do have during my overseas stay :)

  8. Gourmantine4/5/11 12:57 am

    I've never heard of dessert like this before, looks really interesting! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  9. I've never had this, but I like the colourful look of this dessert and the tapioca cubes...! I adore tapica balls/cubes/triangles, or whatever, as long as it's chewy and yummy...;)!

  10. mycookinghut4/5/11 5:44 am

    This is definitely one of my favourite desserts!

  11. Parsley Sage4/5/11 10:43 am

    Nice! Great dessert, looks so tasty. Thanks for sharing :)

  12. ahh.. I want a bowl now... love the colourful bits :D

  13. Nasi Lemak Lover4/5/11 2:14 pm

    Yesterday i just made this as per requested from my hubby, this is his favourite. Never know there is ready pack of colourful Tapioca Flour Cubes, usually i made from scratch. Yours look so yummy!

  14. Thanks for the kind comments. Yum you can easily get those ready pack tapioca flour cubes in supermarket/wet market. I think there is a few brand for this too.


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