Cookbook:Pudding with Coconut Topping (Tako)

Pudding with Coconut Topping (Tako)
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Thai pudding with coconut topping, or tako (Thai: ตะโก้),[1] is a Thai dessert made of rice flour, sugar, coconut milk, and other flavoring ingredients such as corn or taro. It is a traditional dessert of Thailand. Tako has three main parts. First, the jelly base made of flour mixed with water and sugar. The second part is the topping made of coconut milk. The last part is the cup or krathong (Thai: กระทง), made of pandan leaves.



Jelly base


Coconut milk topping



  1. Combine the rice flour, cornstarch, and water in a mixing bowl to begin to make the jelly base.
  2. Strain the mixed ingredients from previous step into a saucepan, and stir in the sugar.
  3. Boil over medium heat while stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Then set the heat lower and cook while stirring for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the water chestnuts or lotus seeds.
  5. Divide the mixture between pandan leaf cups, and leave it to cool.
  6. Place a medium saucepan over low heat and mix all the coconut topping ingredients together.
  7. Stir for 10 minutes until the mixture becomes a thick custard.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes, then put the topping carefully on top of the jelly base in each cup.


  1. "Thai Pudding with Coconut topping (Ta-Go Sago Sai Haew)". Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  2. "Coconut-Topped Pudding". EGGSEGG. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  3. "Thai Pudding with Coconut Topping". Exquisite Thai Dining. Retrieved 27 September 2014.