How to Make It
Place plantains, coconut milk, 1 1/2 cups water, palm sugar, salt, and pandan leaves in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring often. (Don’t let the coconut milk boil for more than a few seconds or it might curdle.) Immediately reduce heat to low; simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until plantains are fork-tender but still hold their shape, 3 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside to cool until liquid is just warm. Discard pandan leaves; ladle mixture evenly into 4 shallow bowls. Sprinkle with palm sugar to garnish, and serve warm.
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