#260 Kaong

Kaong ( Arenga pinnata) or sugar palm is the fruit of a tropical palm that grows in Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia and India.

In the Philippines the kaong is a popular fruit salad ingredient and is also used as garnish in various iced desserts.  Sweetened and preserved in bottled jars, kaong is glutinous or chewy in texture and has a nutty taste. There are also artificially colored kaong varieties which are popularly used in halo-halo or used as toppings for ice cream and sherbet-based desserts.

Bon appétit!

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