(Sago Palamig) Old Fashioned Milk Tea

Sago palamig is one refreshing drink that you will want to make for your family. Try our recipe in this video!

Before milk tea is a thing, there was samalamig or sago palamig first. Generations before know that feeling when mommy bought a glass of it for you while strolling around the market. There are a lot of stalls offering this known drink in the market. Flavors also vary from orange to buko pandan, but the most popular one is that brown-colored samalamig with sago. If you are curious as to how it is being made, then this video is for you. You will definitely travel back time with the same taste that you will have.

Palamig translates to cooler or refreshment in English. Perfect way to describe something to quench your thirst. Sago are the Tagalog term for tapioca, a scratch that is obtained from the spongy center of different tropical palm stems.

Are you ready to bring back childhood memories? Enjoy!


  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Cooked Sago
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • cup water
  • Crushed Ice


  1. In the pan add the ½ cup of sugar then mix well until caramelized before to add the 1 cup of water and vanilla. Mix well until dissolve. Set aside
  2. In another pan Caramelized the brown sugar and add the cook sago then mix well until creamy and combined the sago and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Add the Caramelized Sago in a Glass and put the Crushed ice on it.
  4. Add the Vanilla Sugar Mixture and top with more Sago.
  5. Serve and Enjoy the Sago palamig.