Since I now have access to wet market goods courtesy of Vegetable Delivery (now E-Market), I have been ordering ripe saba (plantain bananas) and cooked sago (tapioca pearls) weekly to make Minatamis na Saba with Sago. This Pinoy comfort food is super easy to prepare, is quite filling and delightfully satisfying, too. These are the reasons why this is currently my current favorite dessert/snack at home while on enhanced/modified enhanced community quarantine (ECQ/MECQ).
10-15 pieces ripe saba (plantain banana), peeled and sliced
2 cups water
1 cup brown sugar (adjust according to your sweetness preference)
1-2 cups of cooked sago (tapioca pearls)
Evaporated milk (optional)
1. Boil water in a pot then add brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
2. Add bananas and cooked sago.
3. Simmer over medium-low heat until syrup thickens and bananas are well-cooked.
4. Serve warm or chilled.
5. Add crushed/cubed ice and evaporated milk if so desired.
Preparing Minatamis na Saba with Sago is as easy as 1-2-3, isn’t it?