Gula Melaka is the sugar from a coconut tree. Combined with coconut milk and poured over a sago pearl pudding, make this dessert a true delight. If palm sugar is hard to find, molasses may be substituted.
A mix of black beans, black-eyed peas, and garbanzo beans, corn, onion, garlic, parsley, and basil tossed with a red wine and olive oil vinaigrette dressing makes a fabulous dip or side dish. Kidney beans and navy beans can also be used.