Tub tim krob/ Red Ruby dessert


Tub tim krob is a popular dessert that originate from Thailand. It is more commonly known as Red Ruby in Singapore. A simple yet delicious and pretty dessert that you can whip up in less than 30 minutes!

Tub Tim Krob (Red Ruby Dessert)
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  • 1 packet coconut milk or cream (add a good pinch of salt to this)
For the sugar syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Pandan leaves (screw-pine leaves)
For the red ruby
  • 10 water chestnuts, peeled and diced into pea sized chunks
  • ½ tsp red food coloring
  • 4 tbsp tapioca flour
For the sugar syrup
  1. Boil these 3 ingredients for about 3 to 5 minutes and refrigerate.
For the red ruby
  1. Toss diced water chestnuts with red food coloring until evenly coated.
  2. Throw in the colored water chestnuts into a plastic bag of tapioca flour and shake well to coat.
  3. Pour out the contents into a sieve and shake off excess flour.
  4. Put floured chestnuts into a pot of boiling water. Boil for about 2 mins, or until the flour turns translucent and the vibrant color of the water chestnuts shine through.
  5. Remove and drain the water chestnuts. Toss into a bowl of ice-cold water.
To serve
  1. Scoop Red Rubies into a glass with some ice cubes/shaved ice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 140 Fat: 0g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 36g Sugar: 26g Sodium: 3mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg




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