Dishes Famous Taiwan Street Food: Grandma Lai’s Taro Balls

Top Dishes Famous Taiwan Street Food: Grandma Lai’s Taro Balls – For some people, street food has become a favorite food. Besides it tastes delicious, affordable price. When walking in the country of origin of the culinary place is certainly not difficult to search for it. From the name alone, “street food’s” type of cuisine is very easy to find. Especially culinary areas.

What about street food in neighboring States that remained in the Asia? Of course there are various types of street food can be sampled. For you are curious with street food from other countries.

Taiwan street food which is famous among others i.e. Grandma Lai’s Taro Balls, these foods Taro, potato and tapioca. You can try to make Taiwan specialties at home with family. The following recipe makes Lai’s Taro Ball:

Lai’s Taro Balls

Ingredients:

  • 50g Taro + 10g sugar + 20g Tapioca Starch + water if necessary
  • 50g Yellow sweet potato + 10g Sugar + 20g Tapioca Starch + water if necessary
  • 50g Orange sweet potato + 10g Sugar 20g Tapioca Starch + water if necessary
  • 1 cup water + 2 tbsp Molasses
  • Grass Jelly (to your preference)

Steps:

  1. Peel and cut the taro and yellow/orange sweet potato into small cubes, place them in 3 separate bowls. Steam until fork tender.

  2. Work with 1 bowl at a time (I started off with taro), leaving the other 2 bowls in the steamer to keep warm.

  3. Mash the taro with a potato masher and add sugar. Stir till sugar is melted. Then add the tapioca starch, mix till a rough dough forms.

  4. Turn the dough to a non-stick mat and knead the dough till smooth, non-sticky and medium soft, adding water if necessary.

  5. Repeat with the yellow and orange sweet potato.

  6. Roll the dough into thin logs and cut into small cubes using a dough cutter.

  7. Heat a pot of water, once water boils, add the balls and cook until the balls float. Cook for 1 min more, drain and place the balls in a bowl of ice cold water.

  8. Heat 1 cup of water with 2 tbsp of molasses.

  9. To serve hot, add the taro and sweet potato balls, and grass jelly or any other desired ingredients into a bowl, add some hot molasses syrup.

  10. To serve cold, prepare the molasses syrup beforehand and chill. Add the taro, sweet potato balls and grass jelly into a bowl and add the chilled molasses syrup.

  11. The taro and sweet potato balls must be eaten fresh to maintain the chewy texture. If not eating immediately, dust with some tapioca starch and chill/freeze till ready to use.

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