Red Date with Nata De Coco, Sterculia and Agar Agar Dessert

Great the uploading problem in Blogger is resolved! Fell in love with the combination of Nata De Coco, Sterculia and Red Agar Agar. It looks lovely and yummy too. To make this dessert more nutritious, I used red dates.

Preparation: 5 mins, standing time 30 mins, Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 2-4)
° 12 seedless red dates
° 500ml water
° 2 pandan leaves (screwpine), tied into a knot
° 1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
° 2 sterculia seeds/mollow nut, lightly bruised
° 50g-75g agar agar (jelly), cubed
° 360g Nata De Coco

1. Soak sterculia seeds in ample water for 20-30 minutes until the flesh has expanded into a loose, jelly like mass. Peel off and discard the skin. Drain well and set aside.
2. Place the red dates, water and pandan leaves in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add in sugar and discard pandan leaves.
3. Mix all the ingredients and ladle into individual bowl.
4. Serve hot or chilled.