​HealthXchange presents NDCS soft diet recipe series

This series of delicious recipes was created especially for patients who are recovering after their dental treatment and may have difficulty chewing and eating. You can find the recipe shown here, and many others in the "Meals to Smile About" cookbook by National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS).

Pink dragonfruit pudding

A firm believer in the value of sharing, Ceph shares oral care products made with the finest ingredients with his customers at work and adopts the same attention to quality by sharing his cooking with his friends and family using the freshest and healthiest ingredients. Tasting as good as it loos, this crowd-pleasing colourful dessert is silky smooth with a gorgeous creamy texture.

This recipe serves 6.

Preparation style: Steam


​Full cream milk - 250ml

​Coconut cream - 100ml

​Brown sugar - 20g

​Pink dragonfruit, pureed - 50g

​While egg whites - 2

​Rose syrup - 20ml

Optional toppings: Mashed strawberries, raspberries, blueberries


1. Prepare a steamer with water and bring to a boil.

2. Add full cream milk, coconut cream, brown sugar and pink dragonfruit to a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.

3. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites thoroughly and slowly mix in milk mixture and rose syrup.

4. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer, and pour into 6 heatproof bowls (3 inches in diameter).

5. Cover each serving bowl with foil and place them in the steamer. Steam for 10 to 15mins before removing heat.

6. Top pudding with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries before serving.

The pudding can be served warm or chilled.

Tip: Straining the liquid through a fine mesh strainer will ensure smooth and silky puddings.

About the Chef

Ceph Koh is Global Brand Manager for Pearlie White.

​Enjoyed this recipe and want more?

Get the NDCS “Meals to Smile About” cookbook, featuring 30 nutritious soft-diet recipes provided by various contributors; staff, patients, caregivers, chefs and friends.

Click here to find out how you can make a donation and get a copy of the cookbook.

You can also donate directly to the NDCS Tooth Fairy Fund to provide treatment funding for underprivileged patients by clicking here.

Check out other soft diet recipes:

Blue pea lemongrass jelly by Caffe Pralet

Tofu lemon cheesecake by Whiskit Bakery & Cafe