Desert was chilled jelly served with mango, sago and pomelo and sliced baked mooncakes.
The sago palm weevil, a type of beetle, is eaten, roasted or raw, as a larvae in Southeast Asia.
"starch made of the piths of palms," 1570s, via Portuguese and Dutch from Malay sagu, the name of the palm tree from which it is obtained (attested in English in this sense from 1550s). Cf. French sagou, Spanish sagu, German Sago.