This traditional, often colorful Asian dessert soup, called “Bo Bo Cha Cha,” is a popular street food in Singapore and Malaysia. The base is coconut milk and features a variety of colorful sweet potatoes and yams. Purple sweet potatoes would be a great addition to this soup. It’s super easy to prepare, and can be served as a chilled soup starter or as a dessert. You may even get up and dance the Cha Cha after eating this soup!
- 4 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 small yams, peeled and cubed
- 1 can coconut milk (14.5 ounces)
- 1 cup water
- Steam the sweet potatoes and yams in a steamer until they are soft, but not mushy (about 10 minutes). Bring the coconut milk mixed with the water to a boil. Add in sweet potatoes and yam and boil another 5 minutes. Do not over-boil. Serve chilled.
This dish can be served as a chilled soup starter or as a dessert.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 486
- Sugar: 9.5 g
- Sodium: 99.7 mg
- Fat: 25.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 63.3 g
- Protein: 6.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Coconut Soup, Dessert Soup, Sweet Potato Soup