Sago Pearls are tiny white dried balls of sago obtained by grinding the pith of the sago palm to a paste and pressing it through a sieve. It is a glutinous, with little taste, and is often used in Asian desserts. It is traditionally cooked and eaten in various forms, such as rolled into balls, mixed with boiling water to form a paste, or as a pancake.
Sago is often produced commercially in the form of “pearls”. Sago pearls can be boiled with water or milk and sugar to make a sweet sago pudding.
Sago pearls are similar in appearance to tapioca pearls and the two may be used interchangeably in some dishes.Â
Colored sago pearls are also available at supermarkets.Â