Top 10 Potato Starch In Malaysia

After water content, starch is the second most abundant component in a potato. Starch is basically an energy reserve of a plant. Potato starch powders are made through the extraction of the potato starch from the potato. There may be other minor components that may get extracted from the potato as well, but its starch content is close to 98 %.

If you are unsure about the functions of potato starch, here are some of its major functions and specialties.

  • Acts as a thickening agent.
  • Adds sweetness to your baked goods.
  • Excellent substitute for egg in baking.
  • Give crunch or bulk to your baked goods.
  • Provide airiness and lightness in your baked goods.
  • Adds moisture and flexibility to other ingredients such as eggs, oats, and milk.
  • Adds richness and flavour to fatty liquid or solid ingredients such as oils and butter.

Now let us advance to the top ten potato starch you can find in Malaysia!

1. Dapur Desa Potato Starch

Dapur Desa Potato Starch
Image credit: Tesco

Dapur Desa Potato Starch is an excellent thickener for sauces, soups, and stews as it can withstand higher temperatures than cornstarch, It adds moisture to baked goods and is a must-have in gluten-free baking. In most baking recipes, potato starch can be used in place of cornstarch.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 350 g

Price: RM3.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

2. Bintang Brand Potato Starch

Bintang Brand Potato Starch
Image credit: Shopee

The texture of Star Brand Potato Starch is soft and fine. It is commonly used as a thickening agent in gravies, sauces, soups, and other dishes. It can also be  combined with other flours to make kuih, cakes, cookies, and desserts.

Country of Origin: Germany

Size Available: 1 kg

Price: RM9.59

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

3. Healthy Baker Potato Starch

Healthy Baker Potato Starch
Image credit: Shopee

Healthy Baker Potato Starch is an excellent choice for your baking and cooking! This product comes in a pack of 500 g and 1 kg for your convenience. With its smooth texture and excellent functions, this starch will make your dishes better!

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 500 g and 1 kg

Price: RM5.50 (500 g pack)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

4. Love Earth Organic Potato Starch

Love Earth Organic Potato Starch
Image credit: Love Earth Organic

Love Earth Organic Potato Starch is a very fine white powder starch made from the dried starch component of peeled potatoes. Potato starch gives baked goods a light, fluffy texture. This potato starch is high in vitamin C and B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fibre. 

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 250 g

Price: RM14.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

5. Bestari Potato Starch

Bestari Potato Starch
Image credit: Tesco

Bestari Potato Starch is a high-quality potato starch. It is a food thickener that can be used in a variety of cooking recipes. This starch is an excellent base for braised gravies, stews, creamy soups, and sauces as it produces a high viscosity and a shinin’ surface on the dishes.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 350 g

Price: RM6.70

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

6. MH Matahari Organic Potato Starch

MH Matahari Organic Potato Starch
Image credit: Matahari

MH Matahari Organic Potato Starch has high contents of vitamin C and B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fibre by our food ranking system. This potato starch can be used as a general thickener, binder, texturizer, anti-caking, or gelling agent. This starch is now available in resealable packaging.

Country of Origin: Europe

Size Available: 200 g

Price: RM8.29

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Sure Rasa Potato Starch

Sure Rasa Potato Starch
Image credit: Shopee

Sure Rasa Potato Starch is a high-quality, convenient, and innovative product that can  meet the demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyles. This formulation of potato starch has been passed down through many generations and is constantly being refined to meet current market trends and demands.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 300 g

Price: RM3.20

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. Pagoda Potato Starch

Pagoda Potato Starch
Image credit: The Gourmand

Pagoda Pure Potato Starch is a vital ingredient that is frequently used in cooking. Perfect for shark’s fin soup, creamy soups, smooth sauces, and vegetable gravies. It is suitable to be used in baking as well!

Country of Origin: Poland

Size Available: 350 g

Price: RM6.97

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

9. Windmill Potato Starch Superior

Windmill Potato Starch Superior
Image credit: Shopee

Windmill Potato Starch will bring your sauces back to life! This potato starch, made from high-quality potatoes, is an excellent thickening agent and a must-have in any kitchen. This potato starch is made with potatoes grown in Holland.

Country of Origin: Holland

Size Available: 350 g

Price: RM9.91

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

10. SKC Food Potato Starch

SKC Food Potato Starch
Image credit: Online Friday

SKC Food Potato Starch is proudly made in Malaysia.This potato starch can be used as a thickener or binding agent for cooking or baking. It will also give your dish a little hint of sweetness from the potato.

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Size Available: 1 kg

Price: RM9.80

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

I notice that some people have some confusion regarding potato starch and cornstarch. Here are some comparisons that might clear up your confusion!

Potato StarchCorn Starch
– Both are gluten free.
– Both can be used to thicken liquid.
– Both can be used to ‘hold’ the ingredients together.
– Both are gluten free.
– Both can be used to thicken liquid.
– Both can be used to ‘hold’ the ingredients together.
– Comes from potatoes.
– Can be added directly into your dish or baking mixture.
– Can withstand high temperatures.
– Can add a hint of sweetness in your food.
– Comes from corn.
– Cannot be added directly into your dish or baking mixture.
– Cannot withstand high temperatures.
– Flavourless and odourless.

Note: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. More Top 10s in Malaysia are waiting to be discovered, if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected] The sequence of brands is in no particular order.

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