MỨT DỪA - Candied Coconut Ribbons

By Helen Le Published: March 29, 2021

    Yummy and beautiful candied coconut ribbons are an essential part of Tet. Apart from the original white color, you can add natural food colors and flavors from pandan leaves, green tea etc. to bring joyfulness to Khay Mut Tet (Tet Candied Tray).

    • Thinly shave coconut flesh into ribbons. Rinse several times until the water is clear. Leave to drain.
    • Combine the coconut ribbons with sugar and leave to marinate, for 4-6 hours, until the sugar dissolves completely.
    • Extract the sugar syrup to a large wok, then bring to a boil. Lower the heat to cook until the water reduces and slightly thickens. Then add the coconut and condensed milk.
    • Simmer and stir continuously over low heat.
    • When the syrup thickens, divide the mixture into 2 pans. In 1 pan, sift the matcha powder and stir well over low heat until the sugar is about to crystallize. Then turn off the heat, keep stirring continuously to make the sugar crystallizes into tiny grains
    • Leave to sun-dry (not too harsh) for a few hours to keep longer.

    Candied Coconut Ribbons – Watch how to make it on Youtube