Diy Bo Bo Cha Cha

Enjoying my sweet Bo Bo Cha Cha (also known as burbur cha cha or 摩摩查查  ).

#DadAndDishes is an initiative from DaddyMatters 🙂

With Covid 19 and circuit breaker, two trends have emerged.
People are cooking more and doing more sports too.

We are also trying to be creative and keep everyone sane, healthy and positive. A few Dads decided to make their families happy and proud through food 🙂

I was game to join the initiative, even though I cannot cook.
(Excuse, I am really good at washing the utensils)


-Sweet potato
-Tapioca flour
-Sago beads (optional)
-Pandan Leave
-Rock sugar
-Coconut milk


1)Peel the sweet potato and yam, then slice into cubes.
Steam 30min until soft.

2) Mrs had earlier kneaded the tapioca flour. We added colouring to make them blue and pink.

(You can tell I am a cooking noob, nobody stir with a teaspoon! Mrs was in the kitchen to ensure I did not burn in down… )

3) Boil the mixture until slightly translucent (about 20 minutes), stir constantly to prevent stickiness.

At about 10 minutes mark, add the sago beads (optional).

Scoop the tapioca into another bowl.

4) Add pandan leaf to a big pot.
Add rock sugar and boil till sugar melts (about 10 minutes).

Low heat and simmer.

Final steps.

5) Pour everything inside the big pot, keep stirring.

6) Still at low heat, add coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Keep stirring.
(Coconut milk sweetness up to individual, we used 1 package, some use 2)

You should be able to smell the fragrant pandan and milk.
Keep stirring until slight boiling (bubbles).

Bo Bo Cha Cha dessert is served.

I prefer it warm but Mrs prefers it chilled.
I hope my family would enjoy the dessert, it is the effort which counts 🙂

bo bo cha cha
bo bo cha cha

YouTube Video (Link)


Thank you to TheBurningKitchen for the recipe.
You guys can also Google for more Diy Bo Bo Cha Cha recipes and videos.

More dishes from the Dads at hashtag #DadAndDishes :

-Kelvin’s Ham Egg Cheese assortment
-Lawrence’s Hokkien Prawn Mee
-David’s Ramly Burger
-Winston’s Sous Vide Wagyu!
-Andy’s Bo Bo Cha Cha

Disclaimer: My cooking skills and culinary vocab sucks. I cannot guarantee that your dessert will be sweet, or whether your family members will “pass” the taste test :p

8 Crabs for our dinner

Our seafood dinner from 8 crabs. Covid circuit breaker have confined many families at home, and we look forward to our lunch and dinner 🙂

When 8 Crabs offered to deliver some crabs to us, it was hard to resist the offer.

Pepper, chilli or salted egg crabs anyone?

We heard 8 Crabs is the only company in Singapore using grade AAA premium Sri Lankan sourced wild crabs. This means their crabs are meatier, tastier, bigger, and less watery.

More importantly, crabs are caught, flown, prepared and delivered to customers within 12 hours. Freshness is assured.

(Some of the images below credit 8 Crabs)


8 Crabs website also shared more details with us.

“Crabs naturally travel about 500m every night and prefer to live
alone. However, crab farmers breed many crabs in a confined space in
order to be profitable. This causes the crabs to get stressed very
easily in captivity as many farms cannot replicate their natural

When stressed, crabs produce ammonia, which is a sign of decomposition
of seafood. Most restaurants purchase farmed crabs because they are cheaper. As a result, they use highly fragrant gravies to cover up the ammonia smell.”

Read more about their signature crabs here.

We ordered Pepper and Chilli Crab (with buns) and baby squids. 8 Crabs pricing is considered reasonable.

Besides seafood, they offer a variety of zhi char favourites too.

The chilli crab gravy was a little too dilute for us. We should have poured the gravy out from the container.

The crab (legs) was a bit watery for our liking. Otherwise, the meat is fresh.

We prefer the pepper crab over the chilli crab. Do be careful as the pepper is spicy, but shiok.

Baby sotong was a bit disappointing. Not crunchy and too tough.

Nevertheless, we still enjoyed our dinner. Look at the huge claws with the meaty content 🙂   

We would like to thank 8 Crabs for the sumptuous dinner. 8 Crabs aim to keep their promise on “One Hour Crab Delivery”, we received our dinner on time.

Interested to order your seafood meal? Do reach out to 8 Crabs :
-Telephone: +65 6853 8249 (ext. 118)
-WhatsApp: +65 9452 0495

ps. Our dinner was partially sponsored by 8 Crabs