Saturday, January 03, 2009

Mak Chook/Bubur Terigu

The name of this dessert is confusing in cantonese. "Mak' is 'oats', but the grain used for this 'chook' which is porridge, is 'wheat'. The name 'Bubur Terigu' is more proper as ' terigu in Indonesian means 'gandum' aka 'wheat'. Terigu derives from the Portuguese word 'trigo'



2 ozs quick cooking oats
10 fl oz water

1 can 400 ml coconut cream
1/4 tsp salt

10 ozs biji terigu (without husk)
2 liters water

12 ozs sugar

3 tbsp rice flour mixed with 1/2 cup water


Mix A and cook until oats have thickened.

Soak biji terigu in cold water for 10 minutes, drain. Pound to break up the terigu.

Bring it to the boil with 2 liters of water till terigu is tender and swelling.

Add in sugar, cooked oats and stir well. Cook until sugar is dissolved, then add coconut cream and salt.

Stir in the rice flour mixture and bring it to a boil. Stirring well.

Remove from heat and serve hot.Serves



Amanda said...

Thanks. Auntie Lily for posting this. However I have a question on Terigu. What is it call in English and where can I purchase that? Thank you again for posting this, I will try and make it next weekend. ;o)

buy water lilies said...

thanks for the heads up. This is way way cool.

lilyng said...


in english this grain is 'wheat'. i brought mine from malaysia but i thought i have seen them in the asian store here in denver.

Tuty said...

What's biji teritu?

lilyng said...


it is a typo, it should be biji terigu which is wheat in english and in malay is 'gandum'

Seanna said...

Happy new year to you Aunt Lily. Thank you very much for all your post. It has bring countless joy to me to be able to prepare Malaysian food for my friends and family.

Cookie said...

Hi Lily,
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I just bought a pack of wheat and ready to make this.

But I realised that you also use oats - may I ask what is the purpose of the oats?


lilyng said...


the oats give the chook a better texture.

CY said...

how long does it take to cook it to tender and swelling?

lilyng said...


it takes a little less than half an hour with the pressure cooker, but on the stove it might take longer. cooking time often depends on the heat of your stove, since you have to stir to prevent burning the bottom, check for doneness as you go along

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