Saturday, September 7, 2013

Red Ruby or Mock Pomegranate in Coconut Milk Syrup


Assalamualaikum and hello dear readers,

My favourite dessert whenever I eat at a Thai resto is Red Ruby in Coconut Milk Syrup or in Thai it is called Tab Tim Krob. Today I want to share with you the recipe so that we can also have this lovely dessert at home. The preparation is not too hard. If you can't get the fresh Chinese water chestnut you can use the canned variety.If you can't get tapioca flour, you can substitute the flour with other type of starch flour e.g. potato flour or sago flour.

Have fun trying.
Here's the video

Here's the recipe:

Red Ruby or Mock Pomegranate in Coconut Milk Syrup

The Ruby

20 pcs Chinese water chestnut (cubed)
1 cup water
1 tbs red colouring
1 cup tapioca flour
Enough water for boiling
1 litre of ice cold water

1) Mix the colouring with the water in a bowl
3) Add the water chestnut and let them soak for over 10 minutes or longer.The longer the better coz that will make the chestnut redder.
4) Drain the colored water from the chestnut.
5) Put the flour in a bowl or plastic bag.
6) Coat the chestnut with the flour thoroughly.
7) In a pot boil enough water
8) Put the flour coated water chestnut into the boiling water
9) Boiled for about 10-20 minutes until the water chestnuts float to the surface and the flour coating is cooked
10) Scoop the water chestnut into a bowl containing ice cold water.
11) Scoop the red ruby into a bowl ready for serving.


The Coconut Syrup

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp rose essence or any other essence you prefer
400 ml coconut milk
1 tsp salt

1) Boil the sugar and the water to make syrup
2) Let the syrup cool down to warm
3) Add coconut milk and salt to the syrup and boil
4) Keep stirring to prevent oil from forming at the top.
5) Ready to serve


1) In a bowl scoop some red ruby
2) Pour some coconut milk over the red ruby
3) Add some ice cubes.



Few days back I had cute visitors brought to my doorstep or rather my flower pots. Aren't they sweet. Hope they will choose to stay with me.




The mother is my cat Abu's sister. Hope she will not move the kittens somewhere else. So my dear friends do try the Red Ruby or Mock Pomegranate in Coconut Milk Syrup, coz I assure you it is an excellent dessert from Thailand.

Till we meet again, take care of yourself
Jazakum Allahu Khairan


  1. hmmmm mau dooooong Red Ruby-nya. nampak segar sekali. buat buka sahur pasti asik. yummy

    hehehe thnk dah dishare happy blogging

  2. @Wisata Murah

    Thank you for the kind comment and for dropping by
    Always good to see you here sahabat
    Happy blogging to you too

  3. your red ruby is perfect to have anytime of the day...

    thanks for sharing umi...take care always!

  4. I've never heard of Red Ruby in Coconut Milk Syrup before, but it does look very good.

  5. @Rovie
    It is good for any time of the day Rovie
    Thanks for dropping by dear and with Bella too :)

  6. @Rattie

    The Thai name is Tab Tim Krob
    quite a fav dessert in Thai Reataurant here :)

    Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave me a comment Rattie.Appreciate that very much

  7. @Ratty

    oops pardon the typo error ..quite late in early hrs of dawn so ..:)

  8. salam..
    antara kegemaran saya juga jika makan di Little Penang pasti saya order ini..

    moga anda cepat sembuh, demam perkara biasa di bulan Ramadan penuh barakah ini.Mungkin pembersihan dari dosa-dosa kecil kita yang telah lalu...wallahualam.

  9. This is the 21st Century. So why can't I say, “Computer… let me taste that delightful concoction!” It looks sooooo good!

  10. Sungguh cantik kain pelekat,
    dipakai orang pergi ke pekan.
    hari raya semakin dekat,
    silap dan salah mohon dimaafkan.

    Selamat Hari Raya aidilfitri
    maaf zahir batin

  11. @zulkbo
    sama la kita

    setuju sangat dengan pendapat sahabat tu
    terima kasih sudi singgah disini

  12. @Dwacon@
    LOL..ya and I should be able to say send a bowl to Dwacon

    Thank you very much for stopping by

  13. @Wanzi

    Dihari Raya berkain pelikat
    Tambah segak berkaca mata
    Hari Raya semakin dekat
    Maaf bermaafan sesama kita

    Terima kasih sudi singgah diblog Umi
    Selamat menyambut lebaran

  14. Looks like a sexy dish. I must be honest, I have never tried pomegranate. It's not even found here in Cebu. But I bet your recipe is a delight. Anything with coconut milk I guess is a winner.

  15. @Itin
    LOL..sure is sexy
    It is resembling the pomegranate. The taste is good coz the water chestnut is crunchy and the tapioca flour covering it is like jelly :)

    Thank you for visiting Itin

  16. I generally steer away from desserts that don't have chocolate, but now that I have read this, I think I might give it a try (we eat a Thai restaurant often). Thanks. Found you from entrecard (I just joined).

  17. @Rhonda @Laugh Quotes
    Welcome Rhonda. Glad you found me :)
    Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. Do try this dessert.

    Take care. Shall visit you soon



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