Friday, 20 September 2013

九份芋圆

I have never been to Taiwan.  A place that hubby detest.  From my family and friends, some like it and some hated the place but I wish I can just visit at least once to find out myself.

Nevertheless, some months back, I had this dessert from a tiny dessert stall in I12 mall.  What a strange name for a mall.

I like chewy food, this became my latest favourite.  Unfortunately this food franchise has no outlet near my area.  Blessing in disguise, as I am sure to grow fat eating this.

There are many recipes on the web.  Some uses Sweet Potato Starch (地瓜粉) and some uses Tapioca Starch (木粟粉) and some a combination of both and include corn starch (太白粉) as well.  During this research, I was overwhelmed by the different type of flour that the Taiwanese has their own way of naming it.  Making a simple name into something so complicated. 

For this experiment, I attempted three recipes : Sweet Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch and also include corn starch.

The verdict : The winner is Tapioca starch.   

Though I did cut them into smaller pieces but it bloated in size once cooked.  I must remember to cut much smaller for it to be less hideous.  I was told by my sister that it is not oblong but tube like too.

So do you like my 九份芋圆?  hehe... I included sweet potato (地瓜圆) as well.  No time to buy grass jelly though.



I am so happy that it is a Friday!

Are you looking forward to it too?

Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. I Heart this dessert whenever I visit Taiwan. Most of those we find in SG cannot compare with the texture of the Taiwan version due to the ingredients used. Yours sure look great!!! Love the colours.

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    1. I only tried one stall in Singapore. Quite like it then again, I have nothing to compare with.

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  2. This looks like my cup of tea! I love. Nothing tapioca starch!! This must be super Q~~~~~~~~

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    1. I like the tapioca ones the most too.

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  3. So yummy, I look forward to a trip to Taiwan in January. In the past, visited the country so many times on work trip but never ventured out to explore and eat street food. Now I must visit Chiufen and try the yam dessert.

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    1. Yes Lian, try it out and let me know whether it is the same as in Singapore. I heard that there are many version in Taiwan so go for the famous ones.

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  4. I had this dessert when I went Taiwan the last time. It taste very yummy. Have bookmarked this. You should visit Taiwan, there are do many nice foods and baking stuffs there.

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    1. It seems to be a MUST have dessert when visiting Taiwan. Hopefully next year I can do so.

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