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?