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|sarah, on 14/11/2006 02:40pm|
Where can I buy sago for sago pudding. My local supplier can not get it any more
|Mamta, on 15/11/2006 04:44am|
Most Supermarkets and Indian grocers in UK stock Sago. You may find it as Tapioca. They are slightltly different in origin but look and taste the same.
|AskCy, on 15/11/2006 04:38pm|
I've not noticed Sago for a long time (but haven't been looking for it) but isn't it similar to Semolina?..
|Mamta, on 16/11/2006 04:39am|
Sago is not same as semolina, though some sites list it as such. We use sago/tapioca pearls in Indian cooking. I will check the recipes and make the correction if necessary.
Sago pearls are made from starch of sago palm. See http://www.makantime.com/ingredientguide/indexs.htm and http://www.singaporefoodhistory.com/article-sago.htm
Tapioca pearls are made from the cassava root extract:
They very similar, look identical and are interchangeable in cooking.
Tapioca and sago are often used in the form of flour in many countries.
|AskCy, on 16/11/2006 02:37pm|
ah yes a different plant but its similar in what its like etc.. makes a sticky sort of porridge when heated with milk/water (is more what I was saying).
both can be used for making puddings, thickening and other bakery (but probably not interchangeable)
|Eve Gillin, on 19/2/2007 05:25pm|
My housebound mother has asked me to obtain sago (known affectionately as frog-spawn) as opposed to tapioca (known affectionately as fish-eye), so if anyone knows of a supplier please let me know.
|Mamta, on 20/2/2007 06:38am|
Dapends where you live Eve. Here in UK, most supermarkets and Indian grocers will have it.
|AskCy, on 20/2/2007 05:53pm|
not helpful at all but.. how do you start a pudding race?..... Sago..
(I'm sorry...really I am....)
|Mamta, on 20/2/2007 10:08pm|
|Ruth, on 5/12/2007 09:57pm|
Is there some place I can send away to and get sago. We use it in a Danish recipe.
|Mamta, on 6/12/2007 06:20am|
Open any of my recipes. Below the ingredients list, there is a clickable name of a grocer. You can order it from them. I have checked out their supplies, they are good.
|James, on 21/1/2008 01:19pm|
Much of the sago crop was wiped out by the 2004 Tsunami, due to this Ambrosia no longer make the product and have no plans to start making it agaim
|John, on 28/2/2008 10:24pm|
I have spoken to Premier Foods today who own Ambrosia Foods and they say that they have not discontinued the sago pudding but at this point in time cannot sow a new crops in Thailand due to the soil having to much salt in it.
|Askcy, on 1/3/2008 05:12pm|
James and John, thanks for helping out with that answer. It appears we have some very clued up and connected people on this board.
|howie minns, on 16/5/2008 09:21pm|
i hope to see sago on the supermarket shelves again soon........
i hate it when a childhood favourite just dissapears without notice....
like Golden Cup/Mint Cracknel/Frys Five Centres etc etc.......
SAGO SAGO SAGO SAGO SAGO
|Mamta, on 17/5/2008 05:17pm|
You can get it at Indian stores, ask for sabudana or saboodana. We make many dishes out of it.
|Neil, on 31/5/2008 08:07pm|
I buy mine in my local Tescos.
|Angela, on 4/11/2008 04:55pm|
Hi there thought I woulkd join the great sago debate. I have tried my local Tescos and Asda but cannot find either sago in a tin or sago pearls. Can anyone help I live in Cambridgeshire. Thanks
|sago1, on 11/1/2009 01:14pm|
I will also join here. I went to my local Sainsbury's and they not only do not have sago, the people working there haven't even heard of it.
|Winton, on 12/1/2009 10:15pm|
As Mamta originally posted 'Sago' is widely available as Tapioca, certainly in my local Sainsburys and other local stores. Good luck to all needing to search further afield.
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