Sweet potatoes and coconut cream (mun chuem)

4 servings
7 min
10 min
Very Easy
A receipt easy to make but delicious! a good mixture of potato and coconut.


Number of serving: 4
1 kg. Sweet potato

3 cups sugar

3 cups white wash/lime water

3 cups water

1 cup coconut milk

1 tea spoon salt


  • Clean the sweet potato very well. Peel the skin off and cut into pieces. Make the piece big.
  • Soak them in lime water for 30 minutes. After that, clean with water again. Add 3 cups of water into a pot. Boil it on medium heat.
  • When it?s quite hot, add sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Wait until the syrup is boiling, then add sweet potato. Use low fire.
  • Don?t stir the potato so often. Just flip it over when the other side is done.
    Notice the potato pieces. If the color is clear then it's ready. Remove from the stove.
  • In a different pot, boil coconut milk with salt. When it's boiling, then remove from the fire.
  • Spoon coconut milk on top of sweet potato when it's cool off.


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