The ondeh fever is still going strong and since this local flavour is so popular and delicious, the coconut filling, which is a common ingredients used and given how versatile it is, it is a useful sweets to have in the fridge. I use this in cakes, puddings and even tried them in tarts. Here’s the simple recipe.


  • 200g gula melaka, cut into small pieces
  • 150ml water
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut


  1. Heat the gula melaka and the water in a saucepan and let it simmer for about 10 minutes till the solution thickens.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before adding the coconut and mix to combine.
  3. Leave to chill in fridge till ready to use.