Palm Sugar (malay = Gula Melaka)


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Description of Gula Melaka

Gula Melaka is actually available in dark brown (the more common, probably carmellised) and in the white or very pale brown form.
It is purchased in cylindrical or round solidified cakes, and is made from the sap of the coconut palm flowers, and possesses a lovely fragrance for use in desserts such as sago with gula melaka, for example.
To melt the palm sugar more easily, chop into smaller pieces and stir or boil with water. Next, strain the dark syrup in order to remove any grit (and sometimes bees!!) that were caught in the syrup during the processing of the gula melaka cakes.


Link to Nonya Cooking Ingredients website, description of Gula Melaka.


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