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Some like it Hot and Chilled

Sweet and creamy; that's mak chuk which is made by boiling wheat pearls or wheat berries with water; coconut milk and sugar too; and at times, pandan leaves to make it fragrant. Wheat pearls or wheat berries in Malay is biji gandum and mak chuk is bubur gandum. The dessert is normally sold by Mamaks in Malaysia and Singapore and I suppose that's not surprising.Mamaks are Indian Muslims; and wheat is a widely used grain by Indians; not Chinese, I think, for I haven't seen it being prepared for desserts at home. In fact, I haven't eaten mak chuk since school days and that was eons ago; not until Khani gave me some. Thanks! I had it hot and I had it chilled.