Monday, October 18, 2010

Tapioca in coconut milk

this is really a simple dessert to make and delicious too. But i think the trick is that we have to choose a very nice tapioca because this doesnt really require baking or complicated cooking. I do not know how to pick a nice tapioca so each time i just get from the same lady from the market, whether it's tapioca or yam. She picked one that's its flesh is yellow..actually i cant really notice the difference before cooking as i dont cook tapioca often but it came out really tender.

Ingredients: ( from Oriental Cuisine mag)
600gm tapioca, peeled and cut into 3 inches length
120gm sugar
sufficient water to cover

Coconut syrup
1 knotted pandan leaves
150ml coconut milk
50gm Gula Melaka, chopped

to thicken syrup
1/2 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp water
a little salt

1.Soak tapioca in water covering tapioca 1 hour before cooking. Discard water.
2.Bring another pot of water to boil. Water must be covering tapioca. Boil tapioca for 20mins, do not cover lid.
3.After 20 mins, drain the water and add new water to the pot. Add sugar and bring to the boil, simmer uncovered for another 30mins until sugar dissolves and tapioca becomes tender and translucent.
4.Remove from heat.
5.Pour coconut syrup over tapioca when serve.


  1. Oooh...I really miss this. I grew up eating a lot of tapioca just plain coked and sprinkled with sugar. Love your yellow tapioca. Looks so delicious with the brown sugary sauce.

  2. I so love this dessert. Thanks for sharing. Will be looking out for tapioca on my next marketing day.

  3. Lena.. I love tapioca in coconut milk and yours look delish...those tapioca I bought are whitish in color....yours are yellow...must be tasty :)

  4. Lena, it's not easy to get the yellow fresh tapioca! Frankly, I don't even know how to choose a nice one. hehe.... Yours look totally seducing with those melted sauce. Hmm..mmm... salivating already! haha... Enjoy your evening.

  5. hi iml, how are you? thanks for dropping by.

    kristy/elin/mary..i didnt expect the tapioca turn out to be that yellow..nevertheless i love the this dya, i still cant tell the difference between the white and the yellow ones.

  6. I remember this dessert when I was the coconut sugar.

  7. hi zoe, thanks for following!

  8. I've never tasted this before, don't mind having some right now!